Apr 20
Helen Penny
20 Apr, 2017. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Helen Penny
A guest talk from a lovely mummy called Jess on her experience of looking for work while on maternity leave...   Going “forward” to work: My observations from job hunting while on maternity leave My last job contract ended as my maternity leave kicked in and – 11 months later – I’m still not really sure what I’m going to do next. Since becoming a mum, I haven’t had many moments of introspection or time to think about me. So when I was given the unexpected gift of 6 months of pro bono coaching I was both excited and apprehensive…
Dec 17
Helen Penny
#cleftlip #20weekscan #guesttalk
17 Dec, 2016. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Helen Penny
A guest talk by Jemma, a wonderful Welsh mummy living in England, on when the 20 week scan reveals something unexpected...   The 20 week scan, the second milestone scan during pregnancy. In the UK it is most commonly regarded as the day you can find out the sex of your baby, usually only the second time you get to see your baby since the moment you found out you were pregnant. Excitement overwhelms you, another opportunity to marvel at the miracle that is pregnancy, see little arms, legs, toes. A truly exciting moment in your pregnancy journey. I wasn't…
Nov 27
Anita Marsden
Kindness for mums
27 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Guest Talk. Posted By: Anita Marsden
A wonderful guest talk by a team of psychologists from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, researching kindness for mums. They invite you to get involved and learn how to give yourself more kindness!   While many mothers give kindness freely to friends and families it is not so common for them to stop and notice whether they need a little kindness and care too. Motherhood brings with it so many challenges; from chronic sleep deprivation and feeding worries of the early days to relationship issues, other people’s opinions and a range of emotions. Despite having to take so much on…
Nov 20
Helen Penny
#HappyChildren #TheDutchSecret #GuestTalk #LongRead
20 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Helen Penny
In our first #LongRead Lara, a lovely Dutch mummy living in Uruguay, gives a cross-cultural perspective on raising happy children. Grab yourself a cuppa, or a little glass of wine, and enjoy xxx   The Dutch secret revealed: Why do they have the happiest kids? Being happy. Isn’t that the wish we all have for our children? I realized this, more than ever, when I emigrated in 2014 from Holland to Uruguay, with my husband and two young kids. While I was packing my bags, Dutch media channels cheered that ‘we’ have the happiest children of the world. This was…
Oct 24
Helen Penny
#NannyShare #GuestTalk
24 Oct, 2016. 0 Comments. Guest Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
A Guest Talk on nanny sharing from Rachel Carrell, a Kiwi mummy in London and founder of Koru Kids.   A new report out from the OECD last week found that parents in the UK spend vastly more on childcare than in other developed countries – up to a third of our income, that being just under £16,000. Does that surprise you? It doesn’t surprise me at all. Where I live in London, the cheapest option for full time care costs a whopping £20,000. And that’s for one child. If you’ve got two, you’re going to double it. Then, if…
Feb 17
Helen Penny
#Juniordoctors #GuestTalk
17 Feb, 2016. 0 Comments. Guest Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
Amy, a British GP and mother of 3, sent us this insightful guest talk on how the new junior doctors contract imposed by Jeremy Hunt MP disproportionately discriminates against mothers.     "when you look at the finer details of the new contract  it is clear that this government doesn't feel medicine is a place for mothers."   This week Jeremy Hunt imposed a new contract on the junior doctors of England. Thankfully my junior years are far behind me but they are not forgotten! For me it was only 4 years with a further 2 based in the slightly…
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