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…

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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…

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Why I’m nervous about spending more time with my children

When my second maternity leave finished I was really downhearted at the prospect of missing out on so much time with the children. I returned to work full-time in January, working Sunday to Thursday from…

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10 things people would never say to working dads

    It’s funny how progressive we claim to be as a society, and yet there’s still a lot of assumptions surrounding each sex’s role in bringing up baby. There are certain things people would…

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Is this what rocking motherhood feels like?

As I sit writing this I am surrounded by the evidence that I am in way over my head. My children are wrestling on the floor – they’re bored because I haven’t had a chance…

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Suffering from baby burnout? Join the permanently knackered club

They said motherhood would be tiring, but no one mentioned baby burnout. They also failed to mention that as mums we don’t talk about it anywhere near enough, and we all assume everyone is coping…

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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…

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We are ALL just winging it

Perception. It’s a powerful concept, particularly for parents. Because perception has the ability to leave us feeling like absolute s**t about ourselves. Let me explain. The other day I was dropping off my kids at…

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5 positive thoughts for mums returning to work

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…

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10 reasons why you shouldn’t feel guilty for sending your child to nursery full-time

Whatever your reasons for going back to work, it’s likely you’ll be feeling guilty at the prospect of putting your baby into nursery for most of the week. My eldest was in nursery four days…

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Returning to work after maternity leave: Finding the right balance

Getting back to your job after maternity leave might be something you can’t wait to do or it might be something that leaves you paralysed with guilt at the very thought. So what is the…

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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…

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