I love being a career-mum. Like, really love it. What do I do differently to other working mums that helps me love my life? Here’s my list.
Six months ago, my husband Jack volunteered to do the 750m swim leg of a team triathlon. 50 minutes in, he was pulled in by a JetSki, defeated and exhausted. Today, he crossed the finish line of the Bunbury Iron Man 70.3 in 5 hours. In just six months he has taught himself to swim,Read more about Why aren’t we asking dads how they ‘do it all’?[…]
Saying ‘no’ is an art that many people struggle with – they don’t want to let others down, miss out on opportunities or jeapordise a relationship – but it is a valuable skill to master and it doesn’t have to be difficult.
People are rebelling against ‘work-life balance’ in favour of work-life mix. What is this ‘mix’ you speak of!?
Vicki Jakes is a full-time working mum of one (and two cats!) living with her husband in Brighton, UK. She works for a large software company as an Account Director helping advertising and marketing agencies. She also blogs at This Brighton Mum and spends her spare time seeing bands with her husband and getting some fresh Brighton-sea air at the beach, come rain, hail or shine.
The phrase ‘having it all’ is usually used to refer to a woman’s, usually a mother’s, successful balance between her work and family. But who is defining whether a woman’s balance is ‘successful’? And what is it ‘all’ anyway?