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Category: Work tips

No Myleene we are not the same

Dear Myleene Klass and Abbie Clancy, I would like to set the record straight. Yes you are both mothers and yes you are both beautiful celebrity types doing lots of celebrity ‘stuff’. But please, please do not tell us you are normal working mums. Myleene, whilst publicising your sworn allegiance to yogurt drinks you tell us ‘we’re all…




The working parent school holiday dilemma

You may have heard about the recent court case won by the father who was fined for taking his daughter out of school for a holiday. He (successfully) argued that his daughter’s absence record was exemplary – he just wanted to take his seven year old on holiday without a truancy penalty notice. You will…




The 13 tell-tale signs of a working mum

Think you can spot a working mum? Although she keeps her superwoman cape hidden for most of the day, here are the 13 major working mum giveaways: She can never join in on political debates at work or even comment on recent news stories. BUT she can tell you in precise detail the plot line of…




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…




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