What’s really hardest? Working Mum or Stay At Home Mum?

I realise a title like this is one that evokes strong emotions amongst the lioness mothers for good reasons, so I’m just going to wade right on in and give up my two pence worth up front. They’re both bloody hard. The hardest thing is to realise that, and not get drawn into judgement of the marvellous women on the other camp.

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How to improve communication at home and work

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Communication is key to many good things in life, whether you are thinking about your career or your interpersonal relationships outside of work. If you find that you routinely fail to communicate clearly, there might be many things going on underneath the surface, causing that unfortunate awkwardness to occur.

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Holiday childcare…the juggle is real

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When the girls were little I naively believed that childcare struggles would drift into oblivion as they reached the nirvana state of free childcare; School.

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Saving all my love for you…Returning to work and separation anxiety

It’s four weeks in, and the question I’ve been bombarded with for four and a half years (“Do you think you’ll go back to work?”) has been well and truly replaced with “How is the new job going”?

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The one where MMT went back to work…

For me, there was always going to be that moment. The moment I realised that the set up of blogging during the gaps of being a stay at home Mum wasn’t going to cut it any more. more “The one where MMT went back to work…”

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Guest post: 4 Family-Work balance tips for ambitious mompreneurs

Nowadays, the workforce is overrun by tough, persistent and hard-working mothers determined to provide for their families. It seems as being a working mom is one of the most difficult, if not impossible lifestyles a strong woman might choose for herself and her family. Whether it is dealing with the crippling feeling of succeeding at work, failing at home or wishing you had more time to spend with your children, it is certain that mom entrepreneurs deserve much more appreciation.

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Returning to work: First steps

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There are many reasons you may have had a period out of work. Whatever the underlying cause, when it is time to return you are likely going to have to be mindful of how you make that transition.

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Freeing up more money for the things that matter most

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As many people have observed throughout history, it’s really difficult to imagine ever having “too much money.”

No matter what your particular situation is in life, whether you’re single, or have a family who depends on you, it’s inevitable that you will find yourself feeling – at least sometimes – that it would really be great if you’d have a bit more income, and a few less expenses.

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Returning to work – habits to help make working work for you

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This spring, I am making the daunting step back into the world of being a working Mum. It’s something I’m both excited and terrified about for a whole spectrum of reasons, but the number one worry on mind is how on earth I’m going to stay on top of everything life throws at us as a family of four, with a smaller window of time and having to share my focus between home life and career.

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Returning to work – Who will love my children

During my time as a stay at home Mum, the theoretical idea of returning to work has been a constant conversation in my mind. If I were to go for it, what would I do about the kids? How would they cope? Who would take care of them? How much would it cost? The questions of course were never truly answered because it’s very difficult to conclude anything until you actually get a job. It’s a chicken and egg situation which didn’t really need an answer. Until now.

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