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The “Super-Doer” Working Mum

Recently in many of my conversations with ‘professional mums’,  a common theme was raised about being bogged down by the doing and not feeling in control. They felt there was just so much to do, that small tasks were falling through the cracks and they were paying the consequence of taking on too much at… Read more


Switching from work to home

During the course of any day we all have a a range of roles. For me and for many of the professional women I work with, the roles we have are as a partner, a parent, a colleague, a friend, among many more.  The challenge being that with the many roles we have, comes the… Read more


Stressed and Overwhelmed?

You are not alone! I consider myself someone who is fortunate enough to be working every day in a field I love and enjoy, working with many inspirational and motivated people. Yet I continue to see a common thread through us all…. yep it’s being stressed and overwhelmed.  Some more overwhelmed with the amount of… Read more


Is it worth reading?

There is always a silver lining when you look at a situation.  Sometimes you have to look hard, but if you look hard enough, you will find it.  My current situation is a good example. As I sit here after knee reconstruction surgery with my leg in a splint, in pain, toasting my 40th birthday… Read more


Myths of Flexible Workers

We grew up in an era where either we or our parents would enter the workforce in our 20s with the idea of working full-time until retirement. It was about loyalty and ‘doing your time’ for the organisation and, in return, there was a career path laid out for you. Now we tend to dip… Read more