Does girl power damage our boys?

HelenFeminist mother3 Comments

We have three children, two girls and a boy, all under the age of 7. I am a feminist, my husband would, I’m pretty sure, describe himself as feminist too (though perhaps not as shouty as me) and we are trying to raise ALL our children to believe in equality for both genders. With our girls I’m pretty sure of … Read More

Meet the mothers showing changing career is possible!

HelenChange up your career / lifeLeave a Comment

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

A working mum’s letter to my employer

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To: My Employer From: A Working Mum When I returned to work after maternity leave you viewed me differently. We discussed that “my priorities had changed” and therefore future promotions that were previously on the cards must be put on hold. And that, I later realised (if I was to continue to work part time anyway) meant to no longer … Read More

Guilty Mothers Club Turns Two!

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I’m celebrating two years of Guilty Mothers Club this month. Two whole years, how on earth has that happened.  So much has changed and there is also so much more change on it’s way…. Personally our lives are now very different to a year ago. GBK is now fully settled in to his stay-at-home-dad role (he is taking a year … Read More

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

HelenReal parenting3 Comments

“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

How to overcome the overload

HelenOrganise My Life, Working mum toolsLeave a Comment

Why in 2017 do so many of us feel overloaded? Our heads are full of lists and reminders and stories and play dates and emails. Our days are full, our bodies are tired and yet we’re pretty certain this is meant to be progress. I’ve created something that I believe can help overcome the overload because I know from experience the struggle … Read More