How being a parent can make you highly motivated at work – and why many mums don’t want the slow lane

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There is often an assumption that women with children aren't interested in work or motivated to succeed.   And it is rarely an assumption aimed at fathers: ‘well now he’s a dad, he won’t be interested in developing himself / progression / more money’ - it just sounds weird, doesn’t it? According to a report by … Continue reading How being a parent can make you highly motivated at work – and why many mums don’t want the slow lane

Why mummy guilt doesn’t help anyone – and ways to avoid it

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'Mummy guilt' creeps in for many women when they start life as working mums.  It's easy to feel overwhelmed and thinly stretched across work and home, and can affects their confidence - leaving them open to feeling ‘not good enough’.  The causes of this are worth a blog post in their own right, but on the home front … Continue reading Why mummy guilt doesn’t help anyone – and ways to avoid it

Part-time hours and flexible working – the sweet spot

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Follow us on Twitter at @parentwrkthrive Getting the work / home juggle right From observing many full- and part-timers over the years - and having been both myself - somewhere around 3.5-4.5 days there is a sweet spot in terms of working hours, which enables both home and work life to thrive. Full time hours, … Continue reading Part-time hours and flexible working – the sweet spot