Still juggling, in a whole new circus…

Yep, lockdown is still with us. It’s been 100+ days since I was last in my office. Oh my office, where I could sip hot tea – that someone ELSE has made for me; have client calls in peace, chit chat to colleagues; read complete articles in newspapers; go out for coffee and just generally…

When this is all over

We will truly respect the idea of personal space, but relish the joy of human touch. We will realise that distance really doesn’t need to keep people and relationships apart. We will TALK. On the phone, on a screen and yes, in person. We will remember just how important it is to connect with loved…

A birthday in lockdown for my little man

Boy2 is 5! I’ve always felt this is quite a big age for kids. His first chance to celebrate with the school friends he met in September and will know for the next 7 years. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Blame Coronavirus. He’s at home, still stuck with our faces for yet another…

School’s out forever!

His final week. Primary school done. We’ve had countless ‘lasts’ – assemblies, performances, photos, trips, discos – schools seem to really know how to drag these things out. But whilst I’ll of course miss the big events, it’s the loss of little things that will have the biggest impact. No more holding hands to cross…

No childcare nightmare here

I’ve read so many Facebook posts, tweets and articles about the nightmare of childcare over the summer holidays. 6 weeks of bliss for kids, equating to 6 weeks of logistical stress for parents. Boy 1 has nearly finished his primary education and I’ve never had this stress. Then I realised. It’s not because I’m able…

Return of the Mum Guilt

It’s back. The guilt. The worry. The constant self doubt of working motherhood. It’s been a busy and challenging time at work with lots of pressure, trips away, late nights and generally having to be ‘on it’. Every. Single. Day. Then we’ve hit the home straight of year 6 for Boy1. Yep, SATS week was…