You can’t have your cake and eat it – but you can be content with your lot…
So, that’s it Christmas is over. And, it feels a bit like a shorter more active version of maternity leave – like you have a hangover without consuming the alcohol – i.e. knackered, seeing the same 4 walls for days on end and craving some time alone so you can pee / poo / get […]
It’s times like this I want to say thank you to my long suffering husband (AKA Barry Poppins). He never asked for any of this… the sleepless nights, the hormones, the tears and tantrums… but he has and is amazing through it all. Currently we are averaging around 5 hours solid sleep a night with […]
My girls are master detectives… No idea how they do it – but the little darlings have a habit of knowing when you really need a good night’s sleep and completely ruining our every chance of that. I can sense quite a few mums and dads shaking heads at that… but seriously HOW do they […]
Being a professional working mother who is reporting to a direct-line manager situated in the US, means I have many demands on me to be flexible. From dealing with nursery drop-offs to dialing into important meetings at 8pm – which, I am glad I can do, from home in the comfort of my own surroundings and not at my desk in Slough (45 mins away).
There is a mention of career progression being stunted due to not being ‘physically present’. Surely most people these days want to work for an organisation that trusts its employees to get the job done, as opposed to working within set hours at a set location?
Going back to work after maternity leave, luckily, my return to work for a big corporate isn’t as hard as for me, as I imagine it is for others. Luckily, I work for a company that uses video conferencing like they use a desk phone – as the main way to communicate (can you tell I work in communications?).