• Surrendering to being a stay-at-home mum

    I am waving the white flag. I surrender to being a stay-at-home mum.  When I lost my full-time job I genuinely thought I would be back to some kind of “proper” work within six months.  I considered it a temporary gap in employment, somewhat naively I didn’t think of myself as “unemployed” because I had

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  • We need to redefine what having it all means

    As a freelance working mother, I technically may have achieved what is rather unhelpfully known as “having it all”. But I’ve got to be honest, although I feel very lucky in my current situation, I certainly don’t feel like I “have it all”. If anything I feel like I have bits of one thing, and

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  • Becoming a work-from-home mama

    Taking the brave leap of faith required to start your own business and work from home can be a daunting prospect. But once you’ve made the decision, found what makes you passionate, researched Small Business Loans and handed in your notice, it’s actually all rather exciting. I’m not alone in being a mama who decided

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  • 10 things only a working mum will know

    Being a working mum is basically like having two full-time jobs. We can temporarily put one on pause for a few hours, but we don’t stop thinking about parenting commitments and our list of things to do at work ever. Having returned to work at the start of this month after having my second child,

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  • Hello 2018, goodbye maternity leave

    The approaching New Year’s Day 2018 will be more than just an occasion for nursing a hangover while chasing my toddler round on her new bike she got for Christmas. Nope, the first day of 2018 also marks the end of a pretty significant chapter in my life. It’s my final day of maternity leave.

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  • The big returning to work dilemma

    I’ve spent the last three years making babies and keeping them alive. There was a return to work for about eight months in the middle of that. But I am not one of those glowing pregnant women, unless you count the sweat brought on by nausea as a glow. So as I returned to work

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