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

Seven ideas for a successful, confident return from maternity or parental leave

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Heading back to work after a baby is a big change - exciting but also a turbulent time.   Here are seven ways to ace the return to work: 1) Feel the excitement Go back in a blaze of energy – let yourself feel the excitement at resuming this part of your adult life.  Take … Continue reading Seven ideas for a successful, confident return from maternity or parental leave

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