Why work didn’t work

Parenting changes us in ways that we can never imagine. When my little one was first born, I was learning how to be a mum, and learning how to communicate and understand him. I had no interest in life beyond him, and my brain just seemed wired differently. Something...

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Why multitasking sucks

Too often we think we’re listening to our child, but really we’re scrolling through Facebook, or thinking what to have for dinner, or worrying about how to do whatever needs doing. And we’re not really focusing on them. A friend came over the other day, and said she’d...

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You don’t have to dread monday’s anymore

When I was a child, I hated that feeling on a Sunday, knowing the weekend was over and it was back to business. I had this knot in the pit of my stomach at the thought of going back to school. It was this gut curdling fear that I carried into my adulthood, and my 9-5...

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What are you most proud of this week?

What's your big win for the week? Or are you just grateful you survived and did it all?  The weekend is the perfect time to decompress and catch up, and feel as though you can get on top of everything that has been leftover from the week.  Perhaps when little one is...

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The Social Introvert’s guide to networking

As a shy girl, networking isn't always an experience that I relish. I went to a bloggers event at the British Library this week called "Passion into Pounds", which was super inspiring and wonderful to connect with so many women. Having the confidence to speak up was a...

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Be the woman that you always dreamed you would be

Every once in a while, we meet these people that seem to glow with a special presence or light. Those people can have a long lasting influence on our lives, and perhaps even inspire us to do something different with our lives. Sixteen years ago, I was backpacking...

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For all the amazing women that inspire and motivate us

It's international women's day, and it got me thinking about all the amazing women that have shaped my life.  First off, my Mum is a pretty special lady, who at 77 is still doing yoga, cycling, and seeing her girlfriends despite caring for my poorly Dad. She's...

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The next 20 minutes could change your life

We all have a spare 20 minutes to start working on the thing we love... we could skip TV, we could get up earlier, or we could get someone to mind the little one while we start dreaming, start doing, and start creating.  I'm sitting on the tube and I have 20 minutes...

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Why is your boiler more of a priority than your dreams?

My boiler broke down at the weekend, and I called a plumber, and got it sorted. So why don't we treat other areas of our life like this? Why do we only take action on the emergencies, and let other areas of our lives take a back seat? How can you treat that project...

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Why work doesn’t work for mums anymore

The old way of working doesn't work for mums anymore. Commuting crazy hours, racing to nursery and home again.  I had lunch with an old colleague last week who told me that she missed her daughter's first steps, and first words because she was working so much... She's...

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