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Category: Inspirational snippets

When is it an emergency?

How was I feeling right now? Furious? No…. Livid. I’d just finished an emotionally-charged conversation with my partner and he had told me he had decided to take the week off work – DURING TERM TIME! I was silently fuming – didn’t we always say that we would only do something like that in an…




The call every working parent dreads

Is this what every working parent thinks when they get ‘the call’ from nursery? Or is it just me? I realise that this post might be a little controversial and I may well come across as the mother with a heart of stone. But after three incidents in little over two months I’m at my…




My shameless plug for the MAD Blog Awards 2016

If there’s one thing guaranteed to tip me into full-on eye-rolling and telly-shouting mode it’s the moment when Simon Cowell says, “So why do you want to win the X Factor?” And the contestant whines (as some soppy background music kicks in), “Because I really really want it, Simon – I’ve wanted this my whole life”….




How to deal with mother’s guilt

I’ve been following a few excellent blogs recently but sadly I’ve noticed a recurring theme out there – mother’s guilt. But guess what? I don’t feel guilty. I’ve been pondering deeply on this and having reassured myself that I’m not just a cold, heartless so-and-so, I think it’s because of a very important lesson my…




Why working mums make great leaders

Working mums – Have you ever felt like a bit of a fraud? Apparently it’s a typically female thing to do. And it’s called imposter syndrome. Up to now my blog posts have been a little tongue-in-cheek and, I guess, a little self-deprecating. It’s fair to say that I am a ‘work in progress’ where…




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…




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