A working mum who thought she knew best, now knows better

You just have to read my about me to realise how much I thought I had it sussed. In fact I thought I so had it sussed that I could help others get there too. Now, I still think I can coach you get to where you want to be, perhaps even more so, but only because I realise how much more about being a working mum, I know now.

I have been working full-time supporting organisations through change, travelling 3 hours a day to get there. I have had to employ a Nanny, ask for help from my friends and get on with it (believe you me I have not done it quietly – grumble).

I know I am good ay my work (most of the time), and, occasionally I know I am a good mum. It’s just a lot of the time I have felt like I am doing both a disservice; failing at both in fact. I’m distracted at work, stressing about the logistics of childcare and exhausted by the time I get home.

The highlight of my week has become the one day I get home in time to cook with my daughter. Cooking a meal is one of those things that makes me feel like a good mum, so I am making a note and not taking it for granted. In fact I am putting my money where my mouth is and working out hours that will allow me to gain back some of the little things, like dinner. It is not easy at all.

The good news is that, in all this juggling, I now have an even better insight of how hard this can all be. And, exactly why a life coach to cheer you on and help you figure it all out, is so gawd damn marvellous.

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