The Mothership – The ultimate sisterhood for working mothers

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Drumroll… We’re so excited to announce that the brand new and improved Mothership is now open – this is our membership programme for working mums. Something we felt was really missing in our own lives as busy parents trying to earn a crust whilst spend time with our little ones, not to mention hold everything else together and spend a bit of … Read More

Game Changing Story – Rachel (Chapter One)

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What is the Game Changers programme really like to complete? How exactly does it help with changing career? Does it take up tons of your time? One of our current attendees of the programme mentioned that she loves writing and used to be a journalist so I asked if she might document her experience in a series of blog posts. So … Read More

Meet the mothers showing changing career is possible!

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In November we ran an alumni event for previous attendees of our Game Changers programme. These are women, who happen to also be mothers, changing careers, switching things up, shaping their lives in a way that works for them. A few weeks prior I’d seen this video by Reese Weatherspoon (someone shared it on the Guilty Mothers Clubhouse). In it she talks about … Read More

Game Changing Story – Amy, Digital Content Producer

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Hi everyone, I’m Amy, I’m a 38-year-old mum of one living in Manchester. I work at the BBC as a digital content producer, although previously I worked as a radio presenter for many years. I followed Game Changers on social media for a while, watching from afar, wondering if it was for me, before finding myself away on holiday in France feeling a … Read More

Game Changing Story – Hannah

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There are plenty of times in hindsight that I wish I had asked more questions of my employer, had that bit more confidence and taken a few more risks. Hannah completed Game Changers in Sept and did all of this and more so I knew you had to hear her story… Q. Tell us a bit about yourself? Hi, I’m … Read More

Why the “Insta-Mum backlash” is a positive thing

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“Insta-mums are slammed by ordinary mothers” shouts the headline from our old favourite The Daily Mail. Describing a pretty un-headline worthy conversation on a Mumsnet forum. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s really not worth your time. Yes, there are some potentially unhelpful comments. Yes, I am in total agreement that as women and mothers we need to stick together … Read More

Why I quit my job after becoming a Mum

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A few years ago I did what I have since termed a Game Change. By that I basically mean that I quit my job in the corporate world to go freelance and start my own business (I previously designed and delivered behavioural development programmes). It was a change that had been in my mind ever since I went back to … Read More