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Tag: Childcare

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 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…




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…




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…




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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