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What can Google tell us about how we see working mothers?

What can Google tell us about how we see working mothers?

I was doing a bit of Googling the other night, as you do, until Google predictive search started to piss me off. It wasn’t really Google’s fault. Its search suggestions come from what people actually search for, so Google isn’t a bastard – people are. […]

Why mums deserve #WorkThatWorks

Why mums deserve #WorkThatWorks

Us mums weren’t always mums. Before motherhood, most of us did Very Important Stuff. We ran businesses, did research and built things. We created brands and wrote proposals. We made sales and made money. We were busy. We worked hard. Then we had babies and […]

Would Alex Salmond have been first minister if he’d had children?

Would Alex Salmond have been first minister if he’d had children?

Asked no one, ever. And yet this sort of question has been asked about Nicola Sturgeon many times, and she addressed it recently when she spoke about how she had a miscarriage six years ago at the age of 40. She said: “If the miscarriage […]

An apology to stay-at-home mums

An apology to stay-at-home mums

Stay-at-home mums, I feel like I need to apologise. See, I started to get it into my head that you had it easier than working mums, despite the fact that only two months ago, I was one of you. I went back to work in […]

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

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