This post has been burbling away at the back of my mind for a while – it started when I was asked to be part of a discussion with Lucy Campbell at BritmumsLive around whether you can have it all and the posts that have come out of that session have poked and prodded [...]
I wasn’t going to write this but a couple of days on and I am still cross; make that very cross.
I realise that to the person in question it’s just a fly away comment. Something quickly tapped out on a keyboard and not thought about again. Despite that it remains there in black [...]
I had thought that the whole having to pretend to be a man to get ahead in a male world thing was old hat, gone, over.
Trouble is that looking around at the generation of women ahead of me, the women that I should be looking at as role models, it seems that the [...]
Do you hear that?
That quiet, that nothing?
Yup, that’s what I’m hearing too (ok this is illustrative, undoubtedly at the moment I am dealing with two small girls bouncing around the sitting room in the holiday home we’re staying in but hey, stay with me…)
Today is 28 days since [...]
Ah summer holidays, a relaxing time away to recharge the batteries and spend quality time together as a family.
Except the actual process of going away on holiday is usually anything but fun.
In fact, Chez Muddling its probably the trigger for the biggest falling out of the year.
You see for [...]
There are times when I wonder whether the vitriol that journalists reserve for ‘Mummy bloggers’ has its roots in fear rather than a genuine concern about our behaviours. Afterall, Rachel Johnson reckons she lost 12 columns to the onslaught of the mummy bloggers rather than, say, the fact that people may not have wanted [...]
Its funny how you never hear about working Dads – its assumed that Dads work.
Funny how you rarely hear blogging fathers grouped together as Dad Bloggers.
Funny how men aren’t defined by their ability to have procreated but women are.
If a ‘working Dad’ takes his child to school he is applauded and [...]
I will happily admit that I am one of the shallowest people on the planet and that little things, like having nicely painted toe nails make my life feel disproportionally better than they should.
I’m also keen on getting the maximum amount of sleep that the two girls will let me have so my [...]
Another day, another frustrating call with Bossman.
I’ve been working at home this morning – I’ve had to pack up the girls to go away for the weekend plus I had a package being delivered that I really wanted to not miss and so I thought it made sense to leave going in until [...]
What a day
There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you FINALLY manage to send the last work email and start turning off the laptop. The feeling of tension starting to ease out of your shoulders and your brain starting to turn off.
I knew it wasn’t going to be a great [...]