Whilst some mums seem to defy the laws of nature by becoming amazing earth mothers, domestic goddesses, and career high-fliers, the reality is that this can only be achieved with help. That might be a family member, paid childcare, or by paying for help with another area of life such as a cleaner. In reality, we all have limits and the only real way to be a successful working mum is, to be honest with yourself about your limits. Don’t get disheartened, the ones who look like they have everything in hand, they won’t be doing it alone.
There are a ton of issues faced by mothers when they return to work after maternity leave. Some of them, are familiar to many women, others will be very personal to your own situation.
Work-life balance – one of those phrases we hear a lot these days. Companies use this to try an entice people to work for them, employers use the phrase to get that stamp of approval from Investors in People, and so many of us search for it. How much do you think about the ways […]
Once children are born, it’s common for parents to alter the way in which they work. The specific way in which those patterns of work change differ hugely between families and also change and develop as children grow and also as more children are born into a family, and parents try to work out how […]
As a busy work from home mum, I’m always looking for time saving hacks and ways to be more productive, constantly thinking outside the box and finding more ways to fit more into my day. I really like reading about how other people juggle work and family life and picking up tips along the way, […]
Most mums often feel they don’t have time to start a new hobby, having enough to cope with as it is, but it is important to have something that provides a little “me time.” A new interest is stimulating for the mind and body, and many hobbies are surprisingly easy to get into. You may […]
Guest Post: Luke Hughes, Fitness Expert. The culmination of being a mother, a wife and career driven can be damaging to your spare time. You need to disrupt this trend and take some time to do what is beneficial to you. A study published by Psychology Today has found that men and women who are […]
Sleepovers are one of childhood’s great pastimes: a bunch of friends get to hang out, eat pizza, watch movies and gossip about…whatever it is kids gossip about nowadays. It’s also a great way to get to know all of your child’s friends. Planning a sleepover, however, can be a big hassle. There are so many […]