Working Mothers.

Why We're Not Equal- A Controversial Look At Gender Inequality

Deb Bunn | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

It's now 3am and she's awake again. It must be her teeth. I read somewhere that the pain can be worse at night. But baby M doesn't want Calpol. It takes me 45 minutes to coax it into her and 15 minutes later she's back in her cot and I'm crawling into bed. Mr MBAW is snoring.

How We Survived Financial Crisis. Just

Clemmie Telford | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clemmie Telford

2016 was a shitty year. The universal reasons hardly need mentioning: politics going tits up. The loss of so many amazing creatives. And of course Bake Off. But for my family and I we also went through a proper deep dark financial crisis.

'Working Mums': Why The Term Is Meaningless

Nicola Wiggins | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola Wiggins

I've been back at work for two weeks and already I can feel the old syndrome is kicking in: destroying my posture by slouching forward onto my desk, resisting the need for caffeine, every hour, on the hour, feeling the urgency in every single task.

The Only New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping...

Katherine Lowe | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents
Katherine Lowe

Lying in bed, listening to my husband cope just fine downstairs without me I suddenly realised how ridiculous I was being - if my kids had this many ailments I would have packed them off to the doctor's weeks ago (and been awake at night frantically Googling their symptoms...)

Pregnancy Discrimination: The Government Is Sitting On Its Hands

Jo Swinson | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jo Swinson

With evidence that pregnancy discrimination is at shocking levels, and has almost doubled in a decade, the Government urgently needs to act. We have outlined the steps the Government needs to take, from high-profile leadership to practical help for employers, abolishing the employment tribunal fees that prevent dinosaur bosses being taken to task, and ensuring women have access to the advice and help they need.

The Fatherhood Penalty: It's Real And It's Here

John L. Adams | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

You've probably heard of the motherhood penalty. It's the penalty many women pay when they have children and either leave their careers or take on lower paid, less demanding jobs. Have you, however, given any consideration to the fatherhood penalty?

Recruiting Working Mothers Is A Great Business Opportunity

Juliet Turnbull | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Juliet Turnbull

The loss of female talent through maternity leave and the subsequent demands of family life is the key issue to address in order to achieve boardroom equality, and reap the talent of half the workforce for British companies.

Returning To Work After A Career Break: Top Tips

Antonia Welch | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Antonia Welch

While it hasn't always been easy, I have learnt an enormous amount during the last two years and I hope the following tips will help inspire other mothers who may be considering a return to work in 2017.

Juggling: Musician, Mum And Me

YolanDa Brown | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents
YolanDa Brown

I am a Musician, a Wife, a Mum an artist, writer, presenter, racing driver, educator, daughter, sister and friend. Pausing to think of these titles that make up Yolanda Brown gave me a strange feeling... was it stress, anxiety? How do I do it? Am I ok doing it?

Mama's Got Skills, So Why Can't I Get A Job?

Kerryanne Botibol | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Kerryanne Botibol

Since then I have had two different jobs. The first I should have never of accepted, the rapid staff turn over should have been a warning sign. The strange friend/family dynamic of the company should have been another.

Mourning My Maternity

Deb Bunn | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

It's a lot of things to miss about being with M all the time, and I guess it's a kind of grief that I'm experiencing. Mourning my maternity leave. But then, I'm so very grateful, that I have those things to miss. That I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a mummy, and to spend 9 blissful months with my girl.

Shit To Working, I WANT To Stay At Home

Tina Medlock | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tina Medlock

There is an undeniable amount of pressure on working mothers to fulfil a new role that has been developed over the past twenty or so years. And curiously enough this role has been created by women themselves.

Can You Love Your Baby Too Much?

Deb Bunn | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

When I was waiting for my miracle baby, I was desperate to be a mUmmy. It was a real biological need to have a child. My friends had already started their families and being with their children and my nieces and nephews cemented my belief that I would enjoy being a mummy, but I had no idea that I'd love it this much!

A Beta Attempt At Work-Life Balance

Beth Barker | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents
Beth Barker

I was contacted recently by a lovely reader, asking if Beta Mummy had any advice for attaining a good work-life balance. (ha ha ha I know, I know). So here is my portrayal of Beta Mummy and Alpha Mummy at work.

Places Are Memories

Deb Bunn | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

The next journey down south, on the 14th February 2015, wasn't significant because of St Valentine, but because the day before, we had seen the tiny 6 week old heartbeat of our baby girl.

When Baby Is Ill And Mummy Feels Guilty

Deb Bunn | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

As soon as I'd had baby M, I was surprised by the number of women that made comments along the lines of 'let the guilt begin!', as I began talking about my return to work, there was more of the same, and those women were absolutely right.

Choosing Not To Judge: Empowering Parental Choice

Michelle Gant | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

Now, a year on, I wouldn't change a thing. Both my husband and I were fortunate enough to spend some special one-to-one time with our wonderful daughter. Both of us also got to experience the different worlds

Why Mums Need #WorkThatWorks

Nikki Cochrane | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents
Nikki Cochrane

This week sees the launch of the Digital Mums #WorkThatWorks Report in conjunction with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr). And what is abundantly clear is that the lack of flexible working for mothers in the UK remains utterly scandalous.

The Million Dollar Question: Why do Talented Women Leave Their Jobs?

Astrid van Waveren | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Astrid van Waveren

If a man and a woman, both aged thirty, quit their jobs, the stock assumption remains: The man leaves for a greater challenge, or a higher salary. The woman leaves because she wants to start a family.

I'm a Mother and I Choose to Work

Jude Coy | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents
Jude Coy

thriving families.jpg Being a parent is a huge responsibility and one that as women instead of mercilessly judging and 'mother bashing' one another, we need to work together to be more sympathetic of. I'm not ashamed to publicly out myself as a 'happy' working mother. It's my choice and one I hope to continue with.

Emotional Baggage

Caragh Little | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So I'm not a Mum. I'm sorry if that makes me inadequate. To the considerable relief of everyone who knows me, I'm never going to want to run the country. But if a woman who isn't a mother wants to try it: then be that as it May.

The Five Biggest Time-Wasters in Parenting - And How to Zap Them Today

Tanith Carey | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Tanith Carey

The number of families who now need two wage-earners to keep up with the cost of living in the UK has hit a record high. We also have some of the longest working hours in Europe. But the truth is that when are overwhelmed and overworked, it can wear away at our parenting skills, despite our very best intentions.

Why We Need to Be Talking About Working Fathers

Alice Weightman | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Parents
Alice Weightman

I want to take a moment to talk about working fathers, yes working fathers. Why? Despite the fact that the issues facing working dads garner little media attention, they are very real. And these issues are not just affecting men; they're holding women back too.

Young Mothers Face Intolerable Discrimination in the Workplace

Joeli Brearley | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Parents
Joeli Brearley

Improving attitudes towards pregnant women and mothers will require a cultural and societal shift. We need to start valuing care as much as we value professional achievements. Both are equally crucial to a well functioning society.

I Don't Have it All - What I Do Before I Start 'Work'

Nic Williams | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents
Nic Williams

I follow 'Man Who Has it all' on twitter. Sometimes it makes me laugh, sometimes I post a snide reply and other times it makes me cross. If you haven't heard about it, it's a parody of how woman have to juggle family and business life but with roles reversed.