Your six point checklist for returning to work

A guest post, by Laura Duggal, a career coach for mums It can be absolutely terrifying returning to work after a career break or maternity leave.  That place you used to saunter into with coffee in hand, ease into your comfy chair and smile at all the faces you knew so well. But now you’ve…

Finding my Tribe

First an apology… I’m sorry I’ve been a little quiet on here over the last few months, but there has been a very good reason. I’ve been busy setting up my own PR consultancy, Tribe PR. Yep that’s right, after over 10 years in PR working for others, I’ve finally followed my dream and gone…

Mindful parenting

Ever feel like you are about to lose your rag with your little one?! With a very headstrong and vocal toddler, who seems to have a meltdown over me doing something as simple as cutting up her croissant at breakfast, there are definitely times I need to step away and take a breath. Mindfulness and…

Babysitting apps: lifesaver for parents or a worry?

I did a little thing for Huff Post parents recently about babysitting apps. Have you ever used a babysitting app yourself? When asked about babysitting apps, this is what I said: I’ve heard loads of good things about Bubble as a babysitting app especially from parents in London. Sadly I live in the middle of nowhere in…

Creative Kate enjoys messy play

Off the back of Kate Middleton revealing her love of ‘messy’ crafts and playing with papier-mâché with George and Charlotte, Helen Hibberd, founder of Messy Me provides her top five winter messy craft ideas to do with kids. Robin Hand Prints I love these little robins… not many details on the link on how to…

A round of applause for Pregnant Then Screwed Live

“Flipping heck and wow, what an event…” Yesterday (19th Jan) I attended Pregnant Then Screwed Live. Pregnant Then Screwed Live is a festival for parents who have been pushed out and pushed to the edge by employers who are incapable of seeing their brilliance. With sessions on confidence, flexible working, starting your own business, going self…

UK Blog Awards

So excited to announce that I’ve made it to the final round of the UK Blog Awards 2019.

How to find emergency childcare when your baby is sick

This last week has found us scrabbling around trying to work out what to do with a poorly child if we both have to be at work. Amelia got chicken pox on New Year’s Eve and aside from it ensuring that we were awake at midnight (for all the wrong reasons) it meant that we…