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…

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…

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.  …

Happy New Year already!

Happy 2018! I know I’m a couple of days early but, truly, we’re done with 2017. Really done. So much so that it already feels…

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…

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…

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

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…