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Lean in? We’re too busy leaning on…

Sheryl Sandberg has ruffled feathers and sparked conversations with her new book Lean In. Blogger and author of Mums Like Us Laura Kemp debates which way women really lean. BritMums have been given 5 copies to give away to our readers, the first five comments left below are winners! Lean In. That’s the concept created […]

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Does Yahoo’s work from home ban make sense?

I’ve worked from home in various forms for a variety of companies so in a way I get Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer ban on working from home. Sometimes the work-from-home employee just feels distant from the action going on in the office. Coming into an office for meetings, spending time with your coworkers tossing […]

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Flexible parental leave: The key to having it all?

Legislation announced today would give new mothers the opportunity to return to work after two weeks and share the rest of their leave with their partner. You can read all about it here: Flexible parental leave to give mothers ‘real choice’ over work-life balance. The idea is to give new mothers as much flexibility as possible, including: […]

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Working parents round up: Wee, winters and work flexibility

  Well, thank goodness that’s over. Back to writing in coffee shops with a quiet cuppa, not writing while trying to keep an eye on the children as they disappear into an enormous soft play, which is lit only by one bulb covering a building the size of Australia….. I hope all you people had […]

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My First Working Parents Monthly Round-up: Scary!

Forgive me for my overexcited-ness this month; it is my first time after all, and as usual with first times, I am not quite sure where to look, what to do, or how to behave. So bear with me as I settle in. I am pretty sure that soon we will be comfortable in one […]

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Why Louise Mensch hasn’t let our side down

News that Louise Mensch has resigned to spend more time with her family (a phrase that in this instance doesn’t mean “I was pushed out” but that she wants to live in the same city as her husband and spend more time with her children as well as perhaps grow her newly launched social network) […]

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Work, family, relationship – Can we really have it all?

For those who were able to attend Brit Mums Live and maybe sat in on the session ‘Can You Really have It All?’ in the Discussion Den you will be familiar with Michelle Chance who was on that panel with Hannah Brewer, Lucy from Family Affairs and Eleanor Mills. Michelle gave a great discussion on […]

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‘Having it all’ is not just a woman’s dilemma

Benjamin Tipping, who blogs at Mutterings of a Fool, provides an eye-opening insight into the struggle faced by the modern man who wants to provide for his family while also being there to watch them grow up. I am a working dad, one who commutes 70 miles a day to work, not only that but […]

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Guest post: why a portfolio career is the only choice for working mums

Henrietta Pretty used to be a marketing manager…until the children came along.  Here, she shares her strategy for career after kids. I’ve left and gone back to work at least three times in the past few years. It’s not so much that I don’t know what I want, more that that kind of work just […]

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