Working Mothers.

What Is the Secret to Creative Success? An Interview With Celebrity Portrait Photographer and Mother, Jenny Lewis

Lou Mensah | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents
Lou Mensah

Jenny Lewis' new book One Day Young, features portraits of women in their Hackney homes within 24 hours of giving birth. A few of these images are of acquaintance's, but most were stranger's at that point, all depicting an arresting intimacy and timelessness that would sit perfectly amongst the collections at The National Portrait Gallery.

Let's Stop Talking About Superwomen

Alice Bell Reeves | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Parents
Alice Bell Reeves

While many mothers actively want to take on paid work - for financial, intellectual, civic, social or sanity reasons - and some of us have career ambitions too, that doesn't mean we all want to work almost all the hours in the day.

The "G" word

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

What are the symptoms? A state of prolonged muted agony, a constant background nagging in your head... you're not doing enough, you're not giving enough, you're not being enough with your children.

If Dads Heard The Inane Crap That's Spouted At Working Mums

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents

A hilarious parody Twitter account is calling out the inane advice working mums hear all the time. @manwhohasitall offers "top tips for men jugglin...

Solved! The Mystery of the Disappearing Women

Hannah Martin | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Martin

Back door exits such as mine are also usually shrouded in the threat of an NDA (I was told that the meeting in which I was sacked was 'without prejudice', which meant I couldn't refer to it in a tribunal). This ensures that you can't tell people what actually happened, robbing you first of a job, and then of your ability to share your story.

The Back to Work Mum

HarrietHarriet Castle | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
HarrietHarriet Castle

You might have guessed I don't work as a lawyer, a banker, in finance, in the city, or even as I once did as a journalist. Let's not mess about, it must be near impossible to achieve this sort of work/life balance if you do.

Tackling the Taboo of Flexible Working

Janvi Patel | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

I think flexible working is the new way forward and for us and our market, it is the only way forward. Now is the time for employers to be brave, to seize the opportunity and embrace the future model of working. Flexible working is not just about a better work/life balance, but about making us all - employees and businesses alike - more effective.

Trump: The Voice of Business on Breastfeeding and Work

Jessica Shortall | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Jessica Shortall

While many of his public statements run contrary to conventional political wisdom, Trump is accurately representing the voice of American business on this one. Many CEOs, managers, co-workers, and human resources professionals all over the country are following the same playbook when it comes to new mothers who need to pump breastmilk while on the job.

Does It Matter That Top Female Politicians Are Not Mothers?

Donna Navarro | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics
Donna Navarro

If you look at the world of politics currently you may consider women are well-represented. Successful women successfully voted in as MPs to represent...

Maternity Discrimination: 'I Was Fired Four Days After Telling My Boss I Was Pregnant'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents

New mothers are being forced out of work every year because of discrimination against women in the workplace, a new study has found. In a survey of...

To the Working Mother This Summer

Kiran Chug | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

This summer, I will feel the ache of not being there. I will live through the photos, I will cry at night, I will miss them with such longing I will feel your anger that we aren't there.

If You're A Working Mum, You Actually Help Your Daughters To Thrive

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents

Daughters of working mothers have better careers, higher pay and more equal relationships than those taised by stay-at-home mothers, a new study has f...

When the Wheels Come Off: Poorly Child Versus Work Commitments

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

In an ideal world the minute that a child is unwell or unhappy we would drop everything and tend to them completely. But it is not always that easy, especially when one is self-employed.

Why the Queen's Speech Means I Can Have Another Baby (Maybe)

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

According to the Conservative Party manifesto the 15 hours a week currently available to children following their third birthday is going to be doubled to 30 hours from 2017.

Working Parent Problems: Ten Things That Nearly Stopped Me From Getting to Work Today

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

Although I work from home I regularly travel and meet people in London and elsewhere. But despite meticulous planning and a lot of (expensive) childcare it doesn't always go smoothly. Here are just 10 things that nearly stopped me from getting to work today:

Why I Keep Measuring Myself Against the Perfect Mother

Kiran Chug | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

The first time my one-year-old daughter rejected me made my eyes well up. The tears rose as quickly as my heart thudded to the ground. My daughter didn't want me. She wanted her grandmother.

Juggling Business and Family... Hints and Tips

Michelle Jay | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Parents
Michelle Jay

Having it all sounds like a bit of a dream. Sure - if you've got an army of nannies and PA's, you might just be able to juggle your business and your family - but for the rest of us working mums? Pah! Forget about it.

Running Your Business From Home... Challenges and Solutions!

Michelle Jay | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents
Michelle Jay

Just as a regular working schedule can help set limits for others, having a fixed place to work from will help you to remain more focused on your work activities. A home office can be easy to set up - ensure you've got all your essentials close at hand. Even if it's just a corner of the living room, try and designate a clear space that really is just for work.

Single Mothers Are Doing It for Themselves

Pam Warren | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

I have recently procured the services of a young 20 something year old personal assistant. She is a single mother of a five year old and wanted some part time work to not only bring income into her household but also to stimulate her mind.

Motherhood - The Biggest Sacrifice

A. Dassu | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

The moment I found out I was expecting my first child, my life changed forever. Nothing was going to be the same ever again. It couldn't be taken back and even if the pregnancy hadn't gone through, I still would have remained changed. This much I knew.

It's International Women's Week, so Here's to Mothers - The Minions of the World

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Vanessa Olorenshaw

So, where does that leave a mother who wishes to stay at home and raise her family? Between a party who loathes them, a party who patronises them and a party who ignores them.

I'm Every Woman

Katy Wright | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

They say Rome wasn't built in a day....but had it have been built by women, then I am confident that it would have been erected in a matter of hours. We are awesome.

Why We Need to Stop Talking About Working Mothers

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

This week there was a report about the rising costs of childcare in the UK, which is indeed a big problem for parents. Yet I kept reading how this was an issue for working mothers or mothers returning to the workplace, never about fathers.

Creating Your World

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

We are all able to choose to support ourselves, to be compassionate and loving toward ourselves. The way that we behave toward ourselves is the most important message that we are communicating to the rest of the world about what we expect from the people that we invite into our lives.

Is Labour's Paternity Leave Policy Progressive or a Poll Bribe?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Simon Ragoonanan

While this Labour policy may seem progressive, reflecting the reality that many fathers want to be at home with their newborn too, I feel what it's really reinforcing is that after four weeks a man's place is still at work while a woman's is at home with the baby.