All posts tagged as working mums

Naked ambition

Tweet This was one of my first newspaper byline photos, taken when my son was small. Let’s ignore the fact that my skin was like porcelain back then, my hair was dark and I look so blimmin’ young: because ...

Childless by choice? Please don’t presume to speak for me

Tweet I read an interview with Gloria De Piero, Labour’s new shadow equalities minister, yesterday, in which she said she had ‘never had that maternal urge. I’m 40 now and I’ve always said I don’t want kids, but that decision ...

Salon review: Errol Douglas

Tweet As a working mum I’ve had to pare down my beauty treatments to only those I know to be useful. Waxing, eyebrow threading, the occasional facial and that’s about it. But the one thing I have to do ...

Looking for a new role?

Tweet I know a lot of mums who are struggling right now and would love a part-time job that fits in with school hours to help make ends meet. And being a mum at home with pre-schoolers all day, ...

Salon review: Karine Jackson Hair and Beauty

Tweet OK, this may come as a shock to some of you, but I’m Not A Natural Blonde. (I know, shocker right?) And one of the disadvantages of being a non-natural blonde is that you have to get your ...

Never underestimate a woman because she’s a mum

Tweet I don’t usually get angry watching XFactor because let’s face it, most of the time it’s pretty fluffy TV. But last night Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow made me very cross indeed. One of the contestants, Melanie Masson, is ...

Why can’t mums have a duvet day?

Tweet This morning I got up for the school run at 6.50am as usual, having been awake since 6.20am for fear of oversleeping. I made breakfast for No 1 Son, fed the dog and the cat, and once the ...

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