Working Parents

Being there this summer…

Being there this summer…

Last summer was difficult for me…I didn’t feel I was “there” for my kids. I was trying to be this uber fantastic blogging/working/social-media-y mum, and I missed stuff. I didn’t just miss any stuff, I missed a lot of important stuff. Not least the moment, when I realised that I was trying to answer a(…)

Freelancing: When less is more…

Freelancing: When less is more…

I wrote at the beginning of the year about my wish to be more disciplined this year… There were no resolutions, just a word to stay with me all day, every day. I have discovered that it eeks into every part of my life, my day, and into my evenings. However, THE best thing that(…)

What’s your sanctuary?

What’s your sanctuary?

Since I had kids, I have been increasingly aware that they never let you do anything on your own. We all know the cliche of your kids refusing to allow you to go to the toilet without them trailing behind you, unrolling the toilet roll, passing you it in their best cutest fashion, and then(…)

Getting the online “habit”

Getting the online “habit”

This is a collaborative article. The internet is all-encompassing now – as long as there is a signal then you can take it with you thanks to the advance of technology and our beloved smartphones; we can put the internet into our pockets. I love my iPhone, despite the trauma I suffered trying to upgrade(…)

Playing virtual offices….

Playing virtual offices….

Note: this is a collaborative post with Green Man Gaming as per our disclosure policy. …or perhaps an alternative title might be…going slightly insane while working and trying to entertain the kids… I promised my two that I wouldn’t put them in holiday club this summer *wails* Clearly, that wasn’t the best idea I have ever(…)