How To Create A Happy Mother Daughter Relationship

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about motherhood recently, specifically around how to make sure my girl and I have a happy mother daughter…

In praise of female-friendly mechanics – a tale of everyday sexism

I hate getting my car fixed. New tyres, MOTs, dodgy exhausts – whenever something needs doing it fills me with dread. It’s not the cost.…

How to write that thing you don’t want to write

When you have to write something you don’t want to write, it can feel like you’re really stuck. Getting started feels almost impossible. So you…

Get back your career confidence after children

  “I don’t suppose I’ll ever get my career back,” she told me. “I’ve been out of the game for ten years. Nobody will want…

When it feels like that other mum is judging you

  When it feels like that other mum is judging you, she probably isn’t. When you imagine her criticising you for doing whatever you need…

How to switch back to mother mode when you work from home

When you work from home, the transition from mother to worker and back again can be sticky. On those rare days I work in the…

The gentle art of saying no

I’m getting better at saying no. I turned down two offers this week. For once, I put my own priorities and mental health first and…