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November 15, 2017
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Wearing My Job Title With A Little More Ease

I don’t always find it easy to say I’m a full-time stay at home mother.  Let me explain. So much of our identity is tied up in what we do – our profession, our skill-set.  A career is often short-hand for the type of person you are and how well […]
November 8, 2017
daughter

Nagging Helps Your Daughter Become More Successful, Study Finds

Clothes strewn around her room, homework not done, chores unfinished. If you’re a parent you often find yourself on repeat? Or feel that you must be doing something wrong? But next time you feel bad about nagging your daughter, take note of this study. The researchers found that girls with […]
October 10, 2017
doll vet

Doll Maker Thinks Female Vets Should Be Wearing Skimpy Dresses

Barbie has undergone some changes of late. She’s progressing with the times, taking on multiple careers in a nod to gender equality. Toymaker Mattel has released a range with Barbie dolls with different ethnicities. There’s even a ‘curvy’ Barbie doll. But we think someone forgot to send the memo to […]
October 9, 2017
m-word-workplace

As A Mother Will I Ever ‘Fit’ In The Workplace?

I was dreading telling my work that I was pregnant on both occasions. The reason? The fear of their reaction, and where would it leave me? Would I be able to continue my role? Will I still be respected and viewed as the same as I was now? No matter […]
October 4, 2017
mat leave edit

Maternity Leave Is Not A Holiday

There are some strange notions out there about exactly what a new mother does during maternity leave. The uninformed think that because a baby sleeps a lot there’s a lot of Netflix binge-watching, hanging around in pyjamas, changing a nappy or two. Basically a holiday. Maia had a great post […]
September 25, 2017
workplace edit

Hepeated Is The New Mansplaining

If you’re a woman reading this, you will be very familiar with the following scenario. You’re in a meeting; everyone is making suggestions, giving their input, you bring up an idea, it may be one you’ve been mulling over, it may be a great or not so great suggestion. No […]

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