I wish I was that mother

I wish I was that mother. You know, the beautiful one with the perfect hair and makeup. I wish I was that mother who arrives for ballet class on time. I wish I was that mother who takes her child to an eye test at the hospital – and actually remembers to bring their glasses. I wish I was that mother with the tidy, immaculate house and the full fridge. I wish I was that mother who gets invited to parties. I wish I was that mother who has the time to sit down in the evenings with a glass…

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I found the pot of gold

Since having Lia, I feel like I’ve been in a constant battle against time.  For many months, Lia wasn’t sleeping well. As I’m freelance, I had to start working again pretty quickly after I’d had her. I did reduce my hours dramatically, but didn’t stop completely. And pretty soon the time came when I needed to pick my hours right up again.  Unfortunately, that time came long before Lia started sleeping through the night. I ended up working until the early hours, then being up twice in the night before the girls got me up in the morning.  By the…

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Three things that can empower women

On the eve of International Women’s Day, I wanted to take the time to reflect on the things that I think are important to empower women in 2015.  The first thing that strikes me when I think about empowerment is the struggle that women still face in male dominated workplaces.  For a female wanting to get promoted in this sort of environment, it really is a battle. I know, I checked.  The thing that I found difficult in that environment was that the men do tend to have a lot of solidarity. The higher management roles are predominantly held by men and they…

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Here comes the sun

The other day, I heard on the radio that the Meteorologists regard the 1st of March as the start of spring.  And after a few days that were a bit touch and go, right on cue for the weekend here comes the sun.  It’s days like these that make me love working from home. I dropped Libby off at nursery where she spent a considerable amount of time playing outside in the sandpit by the sounds of it.  Lia, Pluto and I headed for the hills to make the most of the glorious sunshine. On a sunny day, I wouldn’t…

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Our Thursday Photo #43

This week, for some reason things seem to have fallen into place.  Lia has been sleeping a lot better for a while now, but I hadn’t really managed to make the most of it and get my own life in order. I was still working until around 2 am most nights, sometimes even later.  So, towards the end of last week I decided to cut down on my work for a few days. I didn’t stop completely, but took on notably less for four days. We didn’t go away or do anything in particular, I just got back into a…

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