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…

It takes a village..

Since Boy 1 started year 6 in September, he’s been walking to school with some friends. No adults. Just the four of them. Alone. None of them have mobile phones. I should be worried, right? His group of friends are great boys. Friendly and polite, but not in an “it’s always the quiet ones” kind…

Aaaand relax…

Trying not to stress about the ever-changing demands of motherhood

The week I stopped parenting…

Two weeks ago today, I was stood at Manchester airport departures waiting to board a flight for a weekend in Barcelona with friends. Yep, you read that correctly. I was going away with FRIENDS. No husband, no kids, just me, in the Spanish sun. Seriously, yay me!! But I didn’t make it. I ended up…

Let’s talk about Flex! 💪🏿 

So on Friday Boy 2 and I packed our cold selves off into Manchester City centre to take part in the latest #FlexAppeal flash mob hosted by the insta-famous @motherpukka and @papapukka.  I donned my Lycra and flexed to the music, along with 200+ other parents and little ones to campaign for flexible working.  Why?…

Work work work….

This past couple of weeks I’ve been reminded of how hard it is to keep on top of all the elements of ‘life’ when work so easily takes over.  When a work load piles up and there’s genuinely nobody to delegate to, you have to face it head on. This can mean continuing my work…