Browsing Tag: work life integration

Thank you for showing up

My boss just thanked me simply for showing up. Not for working hard or coming up with good ideas. Not for being risk management extraordinaire (that’s a thing in lawyer world). Not for being an awesome employee (I’m that too, by the way).  For showing up. And showing up late at that…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…