In May, my son and I had the opportunity to go to Uganda and run an innovative 2 day workshop with nine students.
1. Career AND Family are COMPLEMENTARY rather than in conflict. Combining career with family forces balance. It allows you to bring freshness, energy and vigor to both worlds. The skills to be successful in the professional world are identical to those needed at home.
What do working mothers worry about the most? It’s the kids of course. Whatever the setting, the question I get asked the most is “Will the kids be alright?” It’s made me realize that we tend to look at the glass half-empty rather than half-filled when it comes to blending work and family. We forget about all the benefits that we bring to our children when we work – and I’m not talking about the obvious financial benefits, although these of course shouldn’t be taken for granted.
I was honoured to be interviewed for the FTs' Ten Questions series, check out the article here
What better time to think about looking after yourself as the Olympics nudge closer.
How can you escape thinking about your own fitness, when everywhere you turn someone is talking about the upcoming Games?
Just in case you missed the 5 part series on the film I Don’t Know How She Does It, here’s the recap:
Part 1: Sinking Superwoman, learning that OK is good enough
Part 2 : Supermanage your childcare
Part 3: Getting to grips with the guilt trip
Part 4: Work-life balance – is it a pipe dream for professional women
Part 5: Investing in your partner is good parenting
We often think that when the focus isn’t directly on our kids that somehow they are losing out. And if they’re old enough to talk, they’ll certainly tell you that that’s the case… When we’re at work and they’re at home, they lose out. When we’re out in the evening at seminar/night class and they’re at home, they’re missing out.