Tag: working mother

What’s your morning routine?

What are your mornings like? Are they chaotic and rushed? Calm and serene? Or a mix of the two? I often read articles where they talk about calm and easy morning routines with a mixture of awe and envy, and think these women are either […]

Stories I loved this week.

Photo by Richard Smith A sick child for me, usually means, lots of cuddles and lots of down time. I have to accept that I’m not going to get a huge amount done and I have to slow down. Here’s what I wrote on my Instagram: […]

Stories I loved this week.

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Photo by Jazmin Quaynor

O Canada! We’re here! Everyone is so polite and it surprises me every time I visit. Not just polite in an obligatory sense, but in a genuinely interested way. I miss that. We’re here in Toronto for the week and it’s been great to show little J where I grew up and get him to try some Canadian delicacies like poutine!

Stop Googling. Let’s talk. And what kids feel when their parents are constantly looking at screens.  (New York TImes)

Don’t pull out a screen at every idle moment.Boredom is the last privilege of a free mind. (Guardian)

11 foods that help reduce bloating. (Well + Good)

Great point in this article: “These female bosses probably aren’t any worse than their male counterparts. It’s just that the ‘ruthless ambition’ that’s so normal, even admired in men is distorted into an unattractive ‘bossy aggression’ for women – either by the media or societal norms.” (The Telegraph)

I like this part of the Danish parenting approach – no ultimatums. “The cycle of what you give will come back to you. Good begets good, bad begets bad, out of control begets out of control, and calm begets calm.” And it’s interesting that the concept of the ‘terrible twos’ doesn’t exist for Danes. They call it ‘the boundary age’. (Mother)

A great overview on perimenopause. (goop)

What I’m reading: Overwhelmed

  My summer of reading continues, with the excellent Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte. Chock-full of information, research and case studies about gender roles at work, home, love and play, this book, predominantly aimed at women, dissects why so many of us feel so overwhelmed and […]