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Three ways to talk about time away from the workplace

A gap. A career break. Time away from the workplace. Time off (is it heck). Stay at home parent. We don’t actually need to label it right now, but if you’re finding your way back into the world of paying work this one is for you. You might be pondering how you represent that ‘gap’…
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Three things you need to hear as a small business owner…

When you set up by yourself in business – freelancing, a LTD company, sole trader whatever it may be, you get lots of immediate well wishes. ‘Good for you’ and ‘you’ll be amazing’ are felicitations that are very much appreciated. Accompanying the cheering on, you can often find a lot of advice. Some conflicting, some…
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4 things to help when you’re looking for a new job after parental leave…

Looking for a new job after parental leave? It’s not the easiest transition for many of us. You’re in the trenches of getting reacquainted with who you are, the value you bring and often on dodgy sleep. But, it’s totally possible to feel empowered and excited about the newest chapter you’re shaping. Is the idea…
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Preparing for parental leave? 3 things you’re going to want to do…

There’s a lot of chat about returning to work after becoming a parent, but what about preparing for parental leave? It can feel overwhelming. Full of uncertainty, like you’re on a countdown to something you’re not entirely sure you can articulate. You’re about to become a parent but what happens to your role? Are they…
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A summer of feeling conflicted…

Read the books they said. Join a group (or six) they said. Follow this person on social media they said. So much well meaning, kindly intended advice was the order of business when I became a parent. I was SWIMMING in the stuff. Do you know what I didn’t hear people talk about though? The…
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Empowering parents to feel strong and supported in the workplace

All about the boundaries…

When I say ‘boundaries’ what gets conjured up in your head? Do they come with a particular feeling for you? Perhaps you could start immediately reeling off your current ones and go into all the detail about how they support you. Or maybe you’re wondering what on earth I’m going on about.  Boundaries have a…
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Four things nobody told me about being a parent in the workplace…

When I became a parent in the workplace, I was a rabbit in headlights a lot of the time. I was definitely winging it and the energy that it took to maintain a shiny(ish) exterior was next level. There were so many things I wish I’d have known before I returned to work. The reality…
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not only pink and blue logo

We need to reframe pink and blue to create equality for our children.

This week on the blog we’re joined by Clare Willetts, CEO and Founder of not only pink and blue who has written a brilliant post about gender stereotyping for us. How often have you heard that “girls simply like pink – it’s how they are born”, and that “boys prefer cars and building blocks to dolls”? But…
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Interior designer, writer and parent, Cara Cooper

Powerful Parenting: moving on from imposter syndrome and stepping into your power.

This week on the blog we’re joined by interior designer, writer and parent, Cara Cooper who has written an excellent post about the less mentioned parts of motherhood for us. Over to Cara… Hey – how are you? I’m Cara, mother of two, designer, and writer. After the birth of my first child, I became an accidental…
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Hannah Brooke wedding photographer

Two years riding the Coronacoaster. What it was like to be a newly self-employed photographer in the face of a global pandemic.

This week on the blog we’re joined by specialist wedding photographer Hannah Brooke, from Hannah Brooke Photography. Hannah is going to share the highs and lows of setting up a business during Covid.