Exciting new beginnings.. Week one of our Back to Work Courses at @thegladesbrom, Bromley and @thebusinessxchangehub Croydon today👩🏽🎓 Looking forward to helping more mums on their back to work journey... 👑
Happy Friday beauties, I hope you all had a great week! .
It’s officially been two weeks since I’ve gone back to work and I must say my youngest has taken it so well! I think it was me having separation anxiety and not her 😂 I guess as a mum you want to make sure EVERYTHING is perfect for them when you leave. .
On top of that I’d been meaning to talk to you all about the organic skin care range that I found for Amära’s stubborn eczema. I have a lot to say about it so tune into my story tomorrow! Otherwise @moogooskincare has helped in some ways than others. Swipe right to see the products I used. Although they’re Australian based, you can get them here in England! 💖
... and here it is in slow motion! As per my previous post, sometimes I wish I could press a slow mo button on my life 🧘♀️ Since returning to work as editor of @topsanteuk in Jan I feel swept up in being busy with a million and one things: planning, commissioning, subbing, editing, decision-making, all while trying to be the best mum I can.
And I’ll confess (and this won’t be popular with some mums but I’m gonna say it anyway): I don’t feel I’m doing such a good job of mothering since returning to work.
Last year all my focus was on Ethan and it had to be really - my brain and tired body couldn’t have coped with more (hats off to American moms who have to return to work after only a few weeks or maybe a month 🇺🇸). I really took the time to appreciate each stroll in sun.
Now though, I feel my attention is not always on thinking about what’s best for Ethan: Even though I get to work from home a lot, which really helps, I’ll often be tempted to send just one more email and before I know it it’s his dinner time and I’ve not prepared anything so have to scrabble around while he’s tired and hungry 😭
I’m not saying I have any answers to this, and the reality today is most mums need to work. I’m not advocating we all go back to how it was in the 50s. I love my career in magazines. And yet I DO often think about being a stay-at-home mum and the advantages of that (though not financial ones!) but every family and every woman has to do what works for them/her.
Anyway, I def need to bring in more mindfulness and awareness to my life around emails and set boundaries between work and home life, which is harder to do working from home on a laptop that can be in any room! 💻 (not sure how I got here from my original intention simply to post about this beautiful tree 😊 )
What makes a Successful Mum?
Jane Knight is often asked this question... Believing that success is different for everyone, Jane has been interviewing a number of women about personal success and what it means to them 💕
Jacinda Ardern was in the news for making history at the UN general assembly this week after she became the first woman to bring an infant to the meeting. Whilst she went to work, and got up to deliver her speech at the summit, her partner, Clarke, nursed the baby. The images were beamed around the world. However, we were even more struck by her words in a recent interview ahead of the birth - where she recognised that being only the second woman ever to give birth in office would gain quite a lot of attention and position her as a trailblazer. In that FT interview, she pointed out that regardless of how it seemed, she wasn’t superwoman. She said: ‘ The reason I can do what I’m doing is because my partner has the ability to be a full time carer. I don’t want to appear to be Superwoman because we shouldn’t expect women to be superwomen.” She also spoke about how guilt was 'behind ‘every door’ as she put it - acknowledging she knew that she’d feel parental guilt, like many of us do. However, she once had the opportunity to talk to Barack Obama about how he might have dealt with the feeling of guilt. His response was: ‘You’ve just got to do your best. That’s all you can ever do.’
Strikingly simple but 100% true. On both counts. .
One of my early ‘CareerSpringboard’ clients!! Looking to move jobs after almost 20 years with the same employer, we reworked her CV to draw out her key skills and strengths to showcase to new potential employers. A fresh pair of eyes is sometimes all you need 👀!
3 189 November, 2018
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