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 …

  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, 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…

How to make a hydrangea wreath

This morning I made a beautiful hydrangea wreath with an embroidery hoop. It only took ten minutes. The last-minute project was born out of a…

Making do, settling in and red lines: …

Week One in our new home and I have morphed from Stoic Camper – bravely ignoring the shower and kitchen sink as I muddled through…

How to make friends when you’re …

I have to start all over again next week. We’re moving from North Cornwall to a village near Falmouth. I have one friend there and…