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…

New year, new you: 4 ways to leave work at work

A guest post by Maria, blogger at The Southerner Blogs. As we return to work in 2019 with all those aspirational resolutions, it’s important we remember that a work/life balance really is a healthy necessity. Here are 4 ways you can truly leave your work at work. One of the most important factors to think…

A mumpreneur’s view on the highs and lows of running a business

A guest post by Helen Hibberd, founder of Messy-Me There are many mums out there successfully running their own businesses around their families, but it’s not easy. Along with some amazing highs, there are of course some lows, today I’ll cover both and give you a sneak peak into my day to day life running…

Top tips to deal with feeling overwhelmed at work; a guest post

By Joy Burnford, founder of My Confidence Matters In this piece I’d like to draw on the experiences of a lady called Matilda in order to talk about the very real issue of feeling overwhelmed at work. We all feel it at some stage or another, but it’s how you deal with it that really…

A Pregnancy Pause or career suicide?

When I was on maternity leave (not all that long ago) I came across a US campaign called The Pregnancy Pause. I had heard of this term before whilst speaking to one of my clients about maternity leave rights, but didn’t know it was an actual movement. In a nutshell, it’s a campaign to help new mums explain their baby induced hiatus to prospective employers. The main crux of…

Is work / life balance a myth for new parents?

A question that I am regularly asked is this; Is work/ life balance a myth for new parents? Well I think this all depends on what you mean by ‘balance’… If ‘balance’ means completely equal, then no I don’t think this is possible… ..But if you mean, can one achieve some form of balance over…

The case for a staggered return to work

Well, tomorrow I go back to work ‘for real’, working four days a week, on full hours….No more phased return. No more shorter days. No more early finishes to miss the traffic and still make bath time. Tomorrow is me back to work proper… I recently wrote a piece for London Mums Magazine about the case for…

Q&A with PR Week

A few months ago – just before I started back at work – I did a Q&A with the team at PR Week. They wrote up a really nice piece as a result of our conversation, but we did cover some more ground, and I thought it might be nice if I shared the whole interview…