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...
'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
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
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?