Toddler lockdown activities

If you’re anything like me you’ll be scratching your head for new ideas on what to you with your toddler during lockdown, especially on those overcast days when you can’t get outside… Here are some of our favourite things to do, all based on recommendations from friends and family, and our old friend Google of…

Parlez-vous lockdown? The parent edition

I recently read this seriously funny piece in The Telegraph all about the 26 key terms we’re now all using as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Whilst it had me nodding away in agreement and giggling to myself at some of the references to my working life, I noticed a few key terms and…

What is imposter syndrome and 5 tips to combat it?

Have you ever felt like you were a fraud in your job? Like you aren’t qualified or good enough to be where you are? Waiting to be found out? Chances are you are suffering from a very common issue called ‘imposter syndrome’. Guest post by Kate Turner, Motivational Leadership So what is imposter syndrome? Imposter…

When your child gets sick – a guest post by Lynn Morrison

It doesn’t matter when you do it, making the leap back into the workforce after having a child is stressful. You plan, you fret, you lose sleep and make lists while lying awake. After you arrange for daycare or school pick-ups, pack lunches and zip up backpacks, there is one giant roadblock left staring you…

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…

Feeling like a fraud? How to overcome Imposter Syndrome

I’ve been back to work a few weeks now and whilst it’s going well, those horrible nagging feelings of imposter syndrome have reared their ugly head a few times (both during work hours and at home). I guess it’s to be expected for a new mum going back to work and trying to find some…

Diary of a mum heading back to work

I recently spoke to New Mum Fun, Joanne Allen, about her imminent return to work and how she was feeling about leaving her little one. Joanne was kind enough to document her feelings journal style for us. I hope you enjoy her honest and open account of returning to work. Given I only have three…