Keeping it all in the family

Sep 02 2005 by Brian Amble Print This Article

A Scottish couple have taken the concept of work-life balance to the extreme by sharing both this life AND their job.

A couple have taken sharing to the extreme by splitting their home and work life down the middle.

While Professor Pete Smith struggles with the laws of climate change at Aberdeen University, his wife, Dr Jo Smith, stays at home and looks after the children. But the next day, she is at the desk they share and he is at home.

Neither of the soil scientists felt they could give up their careers when they decided to have a family. So they solved the problem of who held the baby by pooling their resources at home and in the office.

The Herald | Meet the couple choosing family and work Ö by sharing both