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Since our origins in late 2012, we've published a weekly blog sharing the real life experiences and perspectives of individual members balancing work and parenthood.

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Jon's blog: 3 Months On

In my last blog I shared about my recent and unexpected diagnosis of stage 4 bowel cancer, which was treatable but not medically curable.  I’d been on gruelling chemotherapy for around thr... Read More

Uchenna's blog: All Eyes on Me

I have to hand it to Generation Alpha - their confidence and sassy natures that interrupt adult conversation midway and point out emphatically: "You're not clapping for me!" This w... Read More

Jo's blog: On Being A Returner

I’ve been on a career break. I am not sure if there is ever a right time to do it or a time not to do it, but as it turned out for us, circumstances conspired to make the decision a little easi... Read More

Ruth's blog: 15 Fridays

I have got 15 Fridays left with my son before he starts school in September.  That doesn’t feel very many.  It doesn’t feel enough. Since returning to work when he was arou... Read More

Ruban's blog: Time out: London

It’s been 5 weeks since I have been sat at a desk and logged onto my work laptop. I am impressed I can even remember the password and avoid the ignominy of explaining why I forgot it without bl... Read More

Barbara's blog: Be More Dog

A few weeks ago, a friend bought me a book to help me navigate the challenge that having a three-legged dog has brought to our family. And rather than just provide practical advice to support the dog... Read More

Linda's blog: Small Pleasures

Over recent weeks our 9 year old daughter’s excitement has grown as she prepared for her first sleepover at a friend's house.  There was much talk about what they were going to do... Read More

Dolly's blog: Epic Fails

I’m wondering if the biggest challenge of working parenting is feeling like everyone one else is better at it than you are. We could all do with cheering up right now, so I have assembled some ... Read More

Ruban's blog: Sticky Labels

Hands up who has bought a shiny new thing, only for the whole unwrapping experience to be tainted by the unnecessarily sticky label that reaffirms to you that you got a great deal, but simultaneously... Read More

Julia's blog: Light and Shadows

As I write this, news has broken of the lifting of the most recent Covid restrictions. Gleeful WhatsApp messages from fellow parents -  “No more masks at school!” - and clients - &ld... Read More

Laura's blog: Life After London

I lived in London for 20 years, since I was 18 (the last 12 years in Balham/Streatham Hill) and moved back to my childhood town in East Herts 2 years ago. The process of deciding to sell up and ... Read More
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