A mother’s CV

Mummy Curriculum vitae PERSONAL STATEMENT Dedicated, hard-working and supremely adaptable individual seeks more credit for doing a bloody hard job seven days a week. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Leadership: skilled in growing, educating, nurturing, managing and caring for two small human beings. Able to make tough decisions: knowing when to abort much-looked-forward-to day out in favour of…

I’m crap at multitasking and so are you

Women are crap at multitasking. Whatever you think you know about the superiority of the female race and our innate ability to perform more than one task at once is, quite frankly, a debilitating myth. Don’t get me wrong, men are utterly crap at multitasking too. All human beings are.* But it’s us women who…

Is it possible to be a good mother and be creative?

This is a rare moment. I have the house to myself. I have no overdue work nagging at me. Sure there’s housework to do, but when isn’t there? I have some time. I feel like writing. And I have about fifty precious minutes to do it in. But where’s that precious nugget of inspiration? I…

How to stop procrastinating and get on with the important thing you’re supposed to be doing

Procrastination is the enemy of happiness. Like an evil Henry hoover it sucks away at your time and gets itself jammed around every doorway in your soul. It’s time to stop feeding the monster. Shut off its power supply and get on with the big-deal things that are going to make you truly happy. Otherwise…

Forget the she-shed, I’m hijacking the tree house

I don’t have a garden office – AKA ‘she-shed' (yuk). But I wish I did. Having researched, read and written about them for various clients, I know that I really, really NEED one. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Look at these beauties: Oh yes, THIS is what I'm talking aboutTrouble is, there is NOWHERE…