It’s not really a competition

When did being a mum become so much more than what it is or rather what it should be? Why is it still such an issue over whether women return to work or not once they have kids? What is wrong with a woman staying at home to be with her children rather than working? […]

Living (and working) the dream

Desk and chair. Check. Laptop, keyboard and mouse. Check. Access to food and drink. Check. Ready to work. Yep. Wait there’s one more on the list. Kids. Check. Hang on a minute, kids too? Yep, this is no ordinary workplace and the hours aren’t exactly what you would call 9 to 5 either. I don’t […]

One foot in front of the other

“Mummy. Mummmmmyyyyy. “Mummmmmm. Watch this! “MUMMY! “Why?? Why Mummy? Why????????” Ever feel like the walls are starting to close in on you? My favourite saying when it comes to motherhood is “never a dull moment”. Oh how true it really is! My girls are forever keeping me on my toes. Whether it’s constantly yelling for […]

Misconceptions of time

“What do you do with yourself these days?” It’s a question I’ve heard a fair bit lately. While many have given up asking when I’m going back to work, it seems now the hidden question is along the lines of what I do all day. I may be a stay-at-home mum but I certainly don’t […]

The bigger picture

I’ve been asked by a lot of people lately, the one question that every mother who has been at home with young children hears frequently. “When are you going back to work??” With a pause and a sigh I usually respond with “not anytime soon”. It’s a response usually met with a mixed reaction, either […]