A Working Mum Series Part 2

A Working Mum Series Part 2

When there’s a job that becomes available at any workplace, management already has the ideal candidate for the position in mind. They know whether they want someone internally or externally the moment the job becomes available. If an internal person has been decided upon, of course they’ll advertise anyway for reasons of legality and equality – it’s all a facade. I know this as I was second-in-charge and routinely covered my boss’ role.Β  Continue reading “A Working Mum Series Part 2”

A Working Mum Series Part 1

A Working Mum Series Part 1

So after many sleepless nights, I have decided to go for the job. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read about my motherhood / career strugglesΒ here. I was very torn between whether to apply for this role or continue my current role part time, leaving me more time at home with my daughter. However, this position doesn’t come up very often and I’d probably kick myself if I didn’t go for it.

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Has My Maternity Leave Halted A Rise In My Career?

 

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Ever since I’ve returned back to my day job, I’ve been struggling with work life balance. When I’m at work, I miss the chaos. I miss being in charge and the thrill of going up the corporate ladder. When I’m at home, I want to be a full time mum. I miss Madeleine and all I want to do, is spend every waking hour with her. The problem is, I want both a stunning career where I do well and get promotions but also be a mother and not miss any of my daughter’s major milestones! I have a severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out) when it comes to my career.

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Coping With Sleep Deprivation

I never knew what sleep deprivation meant until I became a mother. The first month was rough, but we made it through. Now that my daughter is 1, I look back and overall, it wasn’t too bad. You do make it through, and your baby will eventually sleep! I made a few “mistakes” during the first year that may have contributed to my lack of sleep. I use quotation marks because it isn’t really a problem unless it is an issue for you. And well for us, I was starting back at work and the lack of sleep was causing me anxiety!

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