Anna Whitehouse is a journalist, author and radio presenter and the
founder of Mother Pukka, 'a platform for people who happen to be
parents'. She is a long-term campaigner in the fight for flexible
working for everyone.
We talked about the concept of family and how you can get trapped into
believing that 2.4 children and a white picket fence equals happiness;
we discussed flexible working hours and how other countries do it
better (yes I'm talking about the Netherlands and Sweden again!) and
we agreed that it is time to end the 1950s hapless dad trope - or as
she put it, "men don't want to just spunk and leave, they want to
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