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Andrea Mara

Andrea Mara

I'm a freelance writer

Parenting, women in the workplace, nutrition, general lifestyle, social media, gender equality, features, opinion pieces, copy writing.

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The Journal

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?

The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children....

The Journal

Column: Playground etiquette and other mysteries

I admit it – I don’t like playgrounds with all their dangers and unwritten rules. And I’m not the only one, writes Andrea Mara....

The Journal

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara....

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Motherhood and Work: ‘Why do more women than men stay at home with children?’

Overall, more women than men stay at home to raise children (at least for a short while). But why?...

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Opinion: Are women less competitive than men?

On average, women are less confident about competing than their male counterparts. Why?...

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Opinion: One year on from the Prime Time childcare exposé – what have we learned?

I watched last year’s Prime Time documentary in tears, as did many parents around the country. Have the inspection and regulatory changes that followed been enough?...

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Working Mothers · TheJournal.ie

Andrea Mara writes: there are no universal truths about the different circumstances mothers find themselves in … and aren't we all too busy, anyway, to have ......

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Work Life Balance · TheJournal.ie

... they're not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o'clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara....

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Diary of a First Time Dad: Sleeping with one eye open

The milestones keep falling and our baby girl is now a wizened three-month-old but we’re only getting started, writes Patrick McCarry....