The last time I told an employer that I was pregnant, it was not a pleasant experience. It was a bad experience actually, that led to further bad experiences and set off a chain of events over which I had
Being a working parent is like swimming against the current with a whopping great hippopotamus strapped around your neck. Physically, emotionally and financially you will constantly be treading water, trying to keep your head up long enough for a breather. We’ve tried
The thing about being a parent is that you are basically screwed from the get go. You can’t always be certain you have made the right decisions. You will get it wrong. You will second guess yourself. You will have regrets.
This post was originally featured at Mothers Mean Business, a website community for the working parent. They particularly champion the career part time role and provide information and support for parents juggling their work/life balance. Many years ago I sat in on a
I used to work in a highly stressful environment. Not in the glamorous, busy, city life kind of sense, in the everyone I worked with was always pissed off kind of sense. Every day there was a drama, an issue, a reason to
Three days a week Finley spends his day with his two sets of Grandparents. We drop him off in the morning and pick him after tea but he spends his whole day with them, all day long for about ten