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Monthly archives: January, 2016

A Confession note from a working mum

A confession note from a working mother Re: Parents’ Evenings Dear eldest son, It is coming up to another parents’ evening. Neither of you boys know this yet but I am RUBBISH at parents’ evenings. It’s not that I don’t like them: they don’t like me. Your very first parents’ evening at the nursery was nothing short…




The survival guide – Regaining confidence after maternity leave

Not a month goes by without seeing one of my friends posting a heartfelt message to signal the end of their maternity leave and the prospect of going back to work. I remember those feelings vividly. And regaining confidence after maternity leave is sometimes really hard to achieve. My first maternity period didn’t quite go…




What’s the point of being a working mother?

The story of a full-time working mother. A couple of years ago I moved to a new town with my partner and my then 18-month old son. We were sitting in a coffee shop one Saturday morning, trying to immerse ourselves in our new environment and we started talking to a lovely woman at the…




A typical morning for a busy mum on the way to work

As many a busy mum will know, actually getting to work in the morning can often be the most stressful part of the day. Once at the office, I like to savour my hot cup of coffee and the opportunity to go to the loo, on my own, without interruption. Ah, ‘me time’! A typical busy mum morning will frequently…




Why working mums love the school breakfast club

Remember that agonising decision when it came to Primary Schools Admissions season? Remember going to all of those open days, meeting the headteacher, trying to work out if he/she would present a positive role model, and attending the last three school spring fairs to assess if the PTA is right for you? Yes? Not me. I…




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