One of the most popular blog posts on Parent Work Thrive is what I’ve learnt from being a third-generation working mum. In this interview my mother describes what it was like to combine a career and a family in the 80s and 90s and we discuss how much has really changed.
For any first-generation working mums who are feeling embattled or discouraged - here is my letter from the future. My mother worked, her mother worked. Here is what I’ve learnt and why it’s helped me...
Just as women have had to carve out a space in the male world of work (a project that is still ongoing!), dads are now carving out an equal role in the domestic/ childcare sphere. And there is more we could be doing to help them.
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
Heading back to work after a baby is a big change - exciting but also a turbulent time. Here are seven ways to plan a successful return to work: 1) Feel the excitement Try to go back in a high energy frame of mind – let yourself feel the excitement at resuming this part … Continue reading Seven ways to ace the return from maternity or parental leave
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