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I’m entitled to a year of maternity leave, but I’m not taking it all: here’s why

I’m entitled to a year of maternity leave, but I’m not taking it all: here’s why

“Are you taking the full year?” I can’t count the number of times my work colleagues have asked me that this week. What they meant is, “Are you taking a full year of maternity leave?” My answer: no, probably not. And this blows people minds. […]

Want to make things better for mothers? Sort out paternity leave.

Want to make things better for mothers? Sort out paternity leave.

I can’t stop going on about how we need to improve things for working mothers. I go on Twitter planning to share some witty observation about the Dawson’s Creek 20 year reunion or something, and I find myself retweeting articles about the gender pay gap. […]

Here’s what’s wrong with Trump’s parental leave plan

Here’s what’s wrong with Trump’s parental leave plan

Donald Trump has released his paid parental leave plan, which, like most things Trump, is insulting to women and woefully inadequate. The Trump plan offers 6 weeks’ paid leave for new parents. You could argue that this is better than nothing, which is how much […]

Why women deserve better maternity pay

Why women deserve better maternity pay

There wasn’t a moment during my daughter’s first few months when I thought, “I should really be at work.” Because I WAS working. Taking care of a newborn, especially as a first-time parent, is the most challenging work there is. I treated it like my job […]

From stay-at-home mum to working mum

From stay-at-home mum to working mum

I’m not a stay-at-home mum anymore, and that’s going to take some getting used to.

A reluctant soon-to-be full-time working mum

Can I really leave my awesome baby in a nursery all day?

Why mum and baby groups are saving my sanity

Staying inside all day will drive you and your baby crazy.

Being a mother – the hardest job there is?

Being a mother may not be the hardest job in the world, but it’s certainly hard.