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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

7 Motherhood Skills Transferable To The Workplace

I'm very used to being underestimated. It comes with looking young for your age. But the downgrading of my skills, intellect, experience and general worth as a human was a surprisingly new concept to be faced with as a result of being pregnant, and later a mother, in the workplace. It may seem obvious to most of you that the skills required as a parent are so easily transferable to the workplace, but if this parallel is so widely accepted with nodding heads, then why are those accenting faces also smirking and laughing?

"At least she'll know how to make a coffee..."

Hilarious.

Let's take a look, shall we, at those skills. They're not real anyway, right?

Punctuality



Accuracy

Integity

People Management

This is so obvious, right? I mean, surely mums have it figured, how to make sure their offspring do what they're told and don't make them look bad in front of other people? 



Persistence

Negotiation




Tuesday, 13 February 2018

'O' Is For Optimism - Finding My Blogging Niche

O is for Optimism - finding my blogger ni

I've been having a bit of a blog crisis recently. Perhaps crisis isn't quite the word, but it's definitely some sort of general re-evaluation of purpose.

If you talk to any blogger, they will tell you that a blog needs a niche. "What need do you fill?" "What does your blog do?" It's a really good question, one that has had me tossing ideas into a metaphorical waste paper bin rather frequently on my commute to work recently.

The problem is, it's all been done before. The Unmumsy Mum broke the mould when she first started blogging about real motherhood, when suddenly a million mums across the country rejoiced in their emancipation, in mutual acknowledgement of the fact that motherhood isn't all cotton buds and cuddles. That sometimes it's a bit hard and more than a bit shit.