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

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

Why should we rethink work for parents?

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Why does motherhood still come with so many negative perceptions at work? Why do new mums often lose confidence (and employers lose faith in them) when in reality they are often more capable, resilient and motivated than before having children? Why are they still tearing themselves apart with guilt that they aren’t doing a good … Continue reading Why should we rethink work for parents?