Working Mothers.

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 02.12.2016 | 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.

When Are You Going Back to Work?

Victoria Leith | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Parents
Victoria Leith

I got asked this question quite soon after the birth of both our babies. Like raising a tiny human is not work? Like somehow, every bit of work I did up until the point of giving birth was valid and worthwhile and now this is... well, what exactly is it?

Five Reasons Upgrading My Home Helped Restored My Sanity

Sasha G Brown | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sasha G Brown

But I do value my health and understand how regular exercise affects my mental and physical well being. When work begins to pile up and I need to relieve some stress, a 10 minute jog on the treadmill in our garage is heaven.

'Urgent Action' Needed To Tackle Maternity Discrimination At Work

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

More than 70% of working mothers have experienced pregnancy or maternity-related discrimination, a new report has shown. The research, carried out by...

How an Introvert Is Championing Change for Mothers

Lisa Barnwell | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Barnwell

If someone had said to me a couple of years ago I would put my head up above the parapet and start a movement to revolutionize the workplace for mothers and mother-to-be, I would have laughed. Then I would've curled up on my couch with the next series of 24 and forgotten all about it.

Why Taking Nine Months Maternity Leave Was Best for My Career

Juliana Alaba | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Parents
Juliana Alaba

I've been in the Marketing industry for six years and have two kids under five. I would never call myself a career woman but I know I could never be a stay at home mum either. I love my kids to the moon and back and believe I take better care of them (and myself!) if I'm not in the picture all the time. It also means I enjoy and make the most of the time we have together.

Motherhood Pay Penalty: Women Having Children Earlier 'Earn Less' Than Peers

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Parents

Women who choose to have children aged 33 or younger are sacrificing part of their pay packet, a study has found. Dubbed the "motherhood pay penalt...

First Time Busy Mums Guide to a Baby: Week Four

Olga Levancuka | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

Arrange for your partner, husband or a reliable friend to look after your child for just an hour approximately. Feed your child, change their nappy and head out of the door to the nearest coffee shop. Enjoy a hot drink of your choice in peace.

Work at Home Parents Neglect Their Children

Kate Tunstall | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

I know the furtive checking of your mobile phone - ahem, office - like a crack addict seeking their next fix. Worse - it's often executed under the guise of 'Oh, shall we see if it that's Daddy, letting us know he's on his way home?' Even when it was blatantly an email notification.