There’s no motherhood manual. Maybe you learn what you think you should do from watching others, from the way your were parented by your own mother, or other mother figure. Maybe you read books, or watch Supernanny even. I once knew someone who read Gina Ford and became an instant expert on all things baby – for about five minutes of motherhood.
Don’t misunderstand me, being a mummy is one of the most important and fulfilling aspects of life. However, sometimes to be the best mum you have to stop wiping noses and bums and have a little time just for yourself.
Hectic day with the children? I’m used to that routine. It’s those early morning starts, the rushing to get errands done, plenty of after school clubs and extracurricular activities to arrange and chaperone, then straight on to cooking dinner, cleaning up, homework and still trying to fit my own work in during the evening. Well, […]
Getting back into the workplace after having a career break can have a large impact on confidence. It is no mean feat finding the self-belief to convince yourself that you can do it, and it will be fine. Being a Mum, in itself, carries an impressive list of skills that are sought after by employers, […]