Browsing Tag: Parenting

A ‘normal’ day 

Happy Father’s Day! I’m not usually one for Hallmark occasions, but I do have a soft spot for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
We aren’t doing anything special today. In fact, Jack made me breakfast this morning, not the other way around. As mundane and boring as that sounds, it is exactly what I need. Away from the ‘busy’ of late and into the ‘normal’ of every day life…

5 things my first year of motherhood has taught me

As I reminisced on Lilly’s first year – how fast it went (seriously, it feels like she was only born 5 minutes ago) and how much she has grown in every possible sense – my thoughts kept coming back to the ways in which I have also changed in the last year…

Time vs money: why working parents should outsource household chores

I returned to work shortly after my daughter’s birth and I very quickly resented that I was spending half of every Saturday morning cleaning the house. Within weeks we had hired a cleaner and for the first time in my life I was paying for a service that I was equally as qualified to provide myself. How did it feel? Freeing…

Leaning In: A dad’s perspective

Adam’s story shows how leaning in can be a team effort between a husband and wife and that the ‘traditional’ roles do not work best for everyone…

The working mama turning Chaos to Calm

Chrissie has ‘life is what you make it’ attitude and believes that there is no one way to do things right. She doesn’t believe in perfectionism and says that women should support one another to have the confidence to do the things that they feel is right for their family…

5 minute fillers for parent-baby bonding

As a working parent, quality time with my daughter is important. I believe there are enough hours in the day, but I am very conscious to use my time wisely. One thing I am doing lately is making sure I make the most of otherwise ‘wasted’ time by using it to spend quality time with my daughter…

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…

7 tips for work-life balance for working parents

The key to a meaningful life is living the life you want to live. In an aim to find and live out our passions and joys, many of us juggle multiple commitments. Finding the right balance between these can be a struggle. Being mindful of your competing priorities any why they are important to you is key.

Here are my tips for finding work-life balance as a working parent…

Create your ‘Family Fun List’

When you lead a busy life it’s important not just to make time for leisure, but to use your leisure time doing things you love doing.  When we do have spare time we’re often unprepared and end up wasting it. One of my favourite ideas from Laura Vanderkam’s book I Know How She Does It was a San Diego mum’s idea of a Family Fun List.  Her…

Who do you think you are?

I had trouble writing the About me page on this blog. Sure, my page tells you some things about me – I am married, have a daughter, work as a lawyer, blah blah , but it doesn’t actually tell you much about who I am as a person. Although no one knows me better than myself, I don’t like to label myself and I find it tricky to actually explain who I…