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Hey, I'm right for a change!

PUBLISHED: 16:45 12 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:12 06 July 2010

IT'S official, us working mums can now skip off to work every morning, guilt free because the great British society has finally seen the light.

Yes, it's true; according to the newly-found conclusion of a major research project tracking 17,000 British parents and their children born in the 1990's us working mums have been cut some slack.

IT'S official, us working mums can now skip off to work every morning, guilt free because the great British society has finally seen the light.

Yes, it's true; according to the newly-found conclusion of a major research project tracking 17,000 British parents and their children born in the 1990's us working mums have been cut some slack.

So contrary to the public opinion, the study has found that having a working mother during infancy does not harm a child's mental development or affect their behaviour. And, my God, they also discovered that a stable home environment is more important to a child than a mother with a career.

So does this mean that I have actually done something right for once?

But seriously, it's nice to hear a bit of reassurance sometimes and not from some cooked up psychologist with a book to promote, that you're not totally messing it up before you've even started the lifelong job of raising your little one.

With more than four million working mums hitting the road every morning I'm sure that this latest revelation is not going to fall on deaf ears and with this figure rising by the day due to the crippling cost of every day living this can only help previous stay at home mums ease back into the working life with just that little bit of extra ease.

I think it's time for the divide to lift and for mums, working or stay at home, to unite and rejoice in the fact that for once we have a real choice about how we live and rear our children. And it's a guilt free choice.

RIGHTLY or wrongly, on hearing the word paedophile the first image to enter my mind would have been a man of some sort of creepy appearance.

Highlight the male part of that image and that would have been perhaps the most common misconception of anyone you would have asked that question to, until the atrocity that is Little Ted's Day Nursery.

Vanessa George, a nursery assistant at Little Ted's, was arrested in early June and charged with seven offences.

My deepest thoughts and sympathy goes out to the 64 parents who had children subjected to this monster at the nursery.

The hardest part of this hideous crime to comprehend is that is was committed by not only a woman, but also a mother of two teenage girls.

I cannot even begin to think what those two poor girls are now going through along with George's husband and their father who are all now in protective custody.

According to research, up to 20pc of Britain's paedophiles could be women; an alarming figure that I think has gone widely unrecognised.

Such an undetected threat has led me to only think that the stereotype of the male paedophile has probably lulled us into a false sense of security around women, but following such a high profile case I think it's safe to say that everyone's guard will now be firmly held up, regardless of the gender.

OK, I realise that I'm totally behind on this one, but I still can't get my head round the whole leggings situation.

Don't get me wrong, I pass numerous slender, leggy girls on the street who totally rock the look and then I look at my reflection and it's just not happening!

I bought myself a pair of grey “jeggings” to team with my array of jumper dresses in the hope that if I get them home I can wear them in a bit. But as predicted they're only wearing theirselves to the very back of my wardrobe which is where they can stay until I lose at least another stone.


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