Browsing Tag: have it all

5 things I do differently to other working mums

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…

Why aren’t we asking dads how they ‘do it all’?

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, bike and run. While waiting at the finish line, something struck me: why doesn’t anyone ever ask…

The art of saying no

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…

Work life balance or work life mix?

People are rebelling against ‘work-life balance’ in favour of work-life mix. What is this ‘mix’ you speak of…

The working mum paving the way for women in her workplace

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…

What does ‘having it all’ really mean?

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…

The career-woman-turned-mum who has cracked the code for life

Tamsin Kate Simounds describes herself as ‘mum to scrumptious and oh so energetic ten month old Flynn, wife to Daniel, foodie, passionate supporter of working mums and mums in business, nutrition and wellness coach in training, working toward my second triathlon for ‘fun’… and as you can see lover of living a full life!’ You can tell from this alone that Tamsin leads a busy life…

I Know How She Does It

I recommend this book to anyone struggling to keep all the balls in the air, who feels like there isn’t enough hours in the day or who is looking for an alternative to the trade-off between a career and family. But I also recommend it to busy people who, like me, think they’re not doing too bad of a job by themselves…