Working Mums

And So It Begins... Nursery Induction Time

Deb Bunn | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

So, I've purchased a (rather bright pink) Peppa Pig rucksack and filled it with spare clothes, wipes, a sunhat, some suncream, a coat, a teddy bear ca...

Why Working Mums Deserve More Credit Than They're Given

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

A wife or partner trying to keep your house free from the never-ending mountains of washing, somehow keeping the fridge stocked with food, and the house as clean as possible. And you also have a career, where you need to juggle all the competing demands that everyone else faces on a daily basis.

My Every Day Juggling Act

Victoria Sbraga | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents
Victoria Sbraga

Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be so hard! Yup, being a mummy has its challenges. I wouldn't change it for the world, my little g...

My Daily Battle With Being A Working Mum

Rebecca Bainbridge | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Bainbridge

To pursue a career or stay at home with the kids - is there a more polarising topic among mums? Well maybe the Gina versus babywearing one, but it's definitely up there. Many women hold very strong opinions on the subject and are definitely not afraid to share them...

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

Nicole Roder | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Nicole Roder

I started off just trying my best to refrain from making negative comments about myself in front of them. And let me tell you, it hasn't been easy. If they're awake, they're listening to me. (Well, not listening per se, but they're hearing me, anyway.)

Break The Rules And Re-Invent Your 9-5

Victoria Fox | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Parents
Victoria Fox

It's also becoming more acceptable to decide to re-invent yourself and change direction at least once in your career. Increasingly, we're getting into our forties and trying something new. It's about having the confidence to break the rules and realise your career doesn't just have to be in a straight line - it can be wiggly.

Parenting: What My Friends Without Kids Have Taught Me

Celine Bell | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

They've been your friends forever. Don't write them off because they are the link to your past, to dancing on tables, to uni finals, to first loves and inappropriate crushes. Sure, you'll dance on tables with your new mum mates (at some point).

Working Mothers Using Smartphones Are Inspiring The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Kate Beavis | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Beavis

So, for all you working mums reading this now (on your smartphone) take a minute to congratulate yourself for inspiring the next generation. For showing your daughters that having your own business, while often tough, is empowering. For showing your sons that it is possible to be a mum and work. Carry on the great job and the great message that will pave the way for your kids to also follow their dreams.

How I Became An Accidental Extended Breastfeeder

Katie Dickerson | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Dickerson

When I first got my boobs out to feed my baby, I had no idea I'd still be doing it nearly two years later. TWO YEARS. I didn't think my boobs were going to get through two months of breastfeeding, and yet here they are, still doing their thing.

Being The 'Perfect' Mum Drove Me Crazy...

Sophia Walker | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

This doesn't bode well for me. For, in order to be 'successful' I have to survive on five hours' sleep, do exercise at the crack of dawn every day, hold down a career, be the perfect wife (and cook) and all the while eating healthily. Apparently these are all traits/ways of living that successful CEOs and Mumpreneurs observe, so they must be on to something, right?

Mary Berry Admits She Felt 'Very Guilty' About Being A Working Mum

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mary Berry has revealed that she felt ‘very guilty’ about working when her children were younger. In an interview with Women and Home magazine, th...

Hot Trends For Tired 'Mombies'

Sophia Walker | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

Returning to work from maternity leave was the final boost I needed to start putting myself first again. Inspired to make more of an effort during nine-to-five, I started to research and test products that would revive or disguise the daily grind of being a parent.

2017 Has Been Billed As A 'Tipping Point' For Flexible Working, So Why Is It So Hard To Find A Job Outside Of The 9-5?

Hayley Kearney | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Kearney

Many professional women are lucky enough to be able to return flexibly to their posts after maternity leave. But what if you take a career break or your company can't offer the flexibility you need? What about flexible roles at the point of hire?

The Toughest Job Of All Is Being A Working Mum

Sophia Walker | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

I decided to update my CV and ring around some recruitment agents. The reality check was humbling. I was told to be 'thankful' for even having a job, while others told me no-one would employ me part time when there's 400,580,235,253,532 younger girls willing to do seven-days a week at half my day rate.

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?

Working Mums And Entrepreneurs: Why We Can Have It All...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

Yes it's hard work, yes there are times where you feel unappreciated, and yes it can feel as if you're wading through treacle at times, when no amount of distractions will stop a tantrum.

The Real Reasons Why Working Mums Want A Career

Jane Johnson | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Johnson

Surely we owe it to the next generation to prove we not only made educating women the norm, we also made it possible for them go on and do something with those highly educated brains? In an age when we can work across continents and timezones, do we really believe the only place and time to get the job done is 8am-6pm in the office.

Essential New Year Resolutions Every Mum Should Make

Ursula Brunetti | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents
Ursula Brunetti

The mums I know have so much they want to accomplish in 2017 - firm up, lose weight, see more friends, take toddler to more classes, do more creative play, spend more quality time together as a family, write a book, start a blog - up their instagram game... t

How Motherhood Has Helped Our Business Balloon (And How You Can Do It Too!)

Sally Hodge | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sally Hodge

Mums running businesses is BIG business - according to a report from Development Economics, commissioned by eBay; "mumpreneurs" generate £7.2bn for the UK's economy and over 200,000 jobs.

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?

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.

Has This Mum Written The Best Or Worst CV Cover Letter EVER?!?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

So alongside my wondering if I can include my new skills of being able to breastfeed whilst changing a pooey bum and being able to pick up teeny tiny pieces of plastic crap faster than the speed of light onto my "updated" CV, I've also had to draft a cover letter for said "updated" CV.

Self-Employed? Work From Home? Family Suffering?

Shahilla Barok | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Shahilla Barok

I may be so much more conscious of this issue as a single parent, who is self-employed, runs a charity and has raised two kids 'single handedly'. My girls roll their eyes and mime at this line as it is much used, mainly in an aim to get people to see that if I can do it....anyone can, seriously, anyone can do this.

Victoria Pendleton And Gabby Logan On Self-Reflection

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Olympic cyclist turned jockey, Victoria Pendleton, and former gymnast and sports broadcaster, Gabby Logan, sit down to share their experiences of bala...

8 Things You Totally Miss Now Your Child Is Back At School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Parents

We may have moaned about having our children at home during the summer holidays - having to constantly entertain them and having even less time to our...