Tag: work

Feeding the family: Getting the balance right

Feeding the family: Getting the balance right

Getting the balance right when working, juggling looking after children and trying to get that home cooked meal on the table for everyone can sometimes feel impossible. My girls are ages 6 and 9 1/2 (that 1/2 is VERY important!!) since their arrival in our […]

You can’t always get what you want…

You can’t always get what you want…

The title of this post could refer to an awful lot of things in life but as our February theme is Work, I’m talking about flexible working and maternity discrimination and frankly it’s more what we need than want that isn’t being made available. What […]

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

When I was 12 I was given a school project to write an autobiography. One of the chapters was, ‘my earliest memory’, and so as a big sister I wrote about the arrival of my wee brother when I was 3. But it wasn’t my memory, […]

Can you really have it all? The reality behind being a working mum

Can you really have it all? The reality behind being a working mum

First of all being a mother is being a mother – working or stay at home, we are all still mums. We are all struggling (if you are not, please tell the rest of us what you are doing differently) but I wanted to set […]

WHEN IS A WORKING MOTHER NOT A WORKING MOTHER?

WHEN IS A WORKING MOTHER NOT A WORKING MOTHER?

I’ve often heard mums discuss how guilty they feel going to work and leaving their babies behind in the care of others. I don’t remember feeling this guilt when I worked. After my first baby, I took a full year’s maternity leave from my job […]

The Choice

The Choice

OK, so this is a bit of a personal one… THE MAMA I’m Ellen, I’m 34, married to my best bud and Mum to our glorious wee boy, Drew.  I’m a certified over sharer. I don’t really think there’s such a thing as too much information […]

back to work

back to work

Okay so we can all admit that returning to work after having a baby is the ultimate dread but for the majority of us, needs must! When I was pregnant I had in my head I would do anything to not go back to work […]


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