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
The end is nigh, it’s snowmageddon out there and the entire country has ground to a halt. There only needs to be a whisper that a snowflake might be about to fall over the Scottish Highlands and the roads immediately grind to a halt, trains stop working. offices empty and teachers declare school’s out. This
There are two things that are absolutely certain with kids. One, they are going to keep you awake at night. Two, they are going to cost you a LOT of money. But as parents we accept the toys – because we love seeing them happy – and new clothes – because they grow out of
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.
Mummy guilt about returning to work can be an absolute nightmare and clouds our view of the entire process. I am by no means immune to the working mum guilts, however I plan to approach my return to full-time employment with positivity. I wrote a guest post for my lovely friend Talya at Motherhood The
Worried, overwhelmed and, that old mum classic, guilty may be just some of the things you are feeling at the prospect of sending your child to nursery. Whatever their age, it’s hard to let go. If you’re sending them to daycare after enjoying a year of maternity, you’re probably wondering how on Earth an entire
Parents may face more expensive childcare bills after the 30 hours free care scheme launches next month, an education charity has warned. A survey by the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) found 74 per cent of nurseries say the government has underfunded the scheme. From September, working parents in England are entitled to 30 hours’ free
The pledge to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week to working parents was music to the ears of many forced to choose between a career they love and being able to pay the bills. For many women who want to find a way back to work after having a baby the numbers simply