5 tips for taking your baby to work

If you follow my blog you’ll know that I have taken my daughter (now almost 8 months) to work with me since she was a few weeks old. Many people have asked me how I make this work, so here are my top five tips for taking your…

Should we post photos of our children online? 

When I first heard that a friend had asked her family and friends not to post photos of her newborn daughter on Facebook I didn’t get it. What’s the big deal? Facebook is private; it’s not like the whole world can see? But as…

Lessons from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Although I hate labels, I do class myself as a minimalist. Not an extreme minimalist like these guys, but minimalist nonetheless. I don’t like ‘stuff’. I can tell you exactly where everything I own is kept.  I like to have a few empty cupboards. I don…

The US florist whose staff take their babies to work

Florist The Flower Fest is just one of many companies in the US that now offer a babies at work program. I spoke to The Flower Fest to learn about how and why they implemented their babies at work program…

A day in my life: Taking my baby to work

Many people have asked me about the practicalities of taking my baby to work with me. How does it work? Do I actually get work done? What does my baby do all day? When Lilly was a newborn my days looked much like they did pre-baby, except that I…

Working mum stigma 

I love my daughter and my job and there’s no reason why I can’t have both. But there is a certain stigma that comes with being a working mum. There are three things in particular that bother me…

#babiesatwork

When I finished work for maternity leave (if 10 days counts as maternity leave) I didn’t plan to return to work within a matter of weeks with my new baby girl in tow. I didn’t plan to give up working altogether – I’d studied…