My year of living simply

Family life is made up of modest duties we’ve learned to despise. Harriet Lane was forced to give up work, and took great pleasure in doing them properly. Click here for more.

Some of the resulting comments talk about women who are ‘lucky’ enough to be able to give up work. Sadly, that might be more and more true – the government subsidising anyone to look after children, as long as it isn’t the parents themselves.

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