Browsing Tag: working mum

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…

What is flexible working?

True flexible work is the ability to choose when, where and how we work. Flexible work is not just for mums. It enables all workers to better manage all the parts of their life while at the same time improving productivity, commitment and loyalty to their employer. Flexible working is the future of work…

How I Flex #WorkThatWorks

Other than the odd social media post here and there, I don’t post much about my day-to-day life as a career mum. So, in line with my new commitment to sharing more of my personal career mum journey, here’s what you may have missed…

“Table for one?”

Here I am, at a real restaurant, on my table for one, having ‘me time’. That’s what we’re meant to do, right? ‘Me time…

A rose by any other name …

If you’ve followed me for a while (I’ve been blogging for a year already – where did that time go!?), you’ll know that I’ve changed my blog name more times than I care to remember. I’m not good with names and I couldn’t think of something that embodies what I want to represent, so I’ve decided to just stick to my…

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…

5 (more) TED Talks for working women

I love a good TED​ Talk. Maybe a little too much. I also love lists. So, here is a list of five (more) TED Talks for women who work…

Ursula Tavender’s Mumbelievable mission: to support a million mums

After starting her blog, Mumbelievable, Ursula discovered her passion for helping other working parents to regain confidence, overcome guilt and achieve better work life balance. She now supports women to manage the demands of being a working parent through live events, online programmes and confidence-boosting products…

Lean In: A short review

Given the name of my blog, it will come as no surprise that Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In makes it on the list of books I love. In Lean In, Sandberg examines why there are still fewer women in leadership roles than there are men, and, controversially, she suggests that women take charge of their circumstances and focus on what they can do as individuals to take charge of their own path and, ultimately, change…

The mum on a mindfulness mission

Hayley Saunt is a mum of three (a six year old boy and two year old twin girls) and works as a secondary school teacher. She is also a qualified mindfulness trainer and is passionate about teaching mindfulness to others. Hayley aims to raise awareness of mindful living and how it can help people to be more resilient, creative and focused and encourage us to live in the present and to be more empathetic and…