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Being an exhausted working mum & why I started the Working Mum Mini-Series

Because my career has always dominated my life, balancing work and home life is currently an important subject for me. I am one exhausted working mum!

Moreso, over the last few years – living through having a full-time job during pregnancy. Facing the financial uncertainty of maternity leave. Working from home during the pandemic. Balancing caring for a toddler and increasing nursery fees. Then finally being made redundant. What a whirlwind experience. But I have emerged better off in many different ways.

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Budgeting is such a hot topic at the moment and my heart goes out to anyone struggling to make ends meet. As a family, we were there last year. Putting back a loaf of bread in the supermarket and literally calculated the cost of items in my basket, before heading to the till.

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I started this blog because I wanted to achieve a work-life balance, which I have now done. Therefore it was vital for me to be honest about the issues I’ve faced and a series felt like the best way to do it.

It’s a great time to summarise the posts in the series so far and let you know the topics I intend to cover moving forward.

Post 1

To this day, I still struggle with the fact I have essentially given up my career to have a baby. That said, I am now comfortable working less to balance both and I have accepted I cannot be superwoman. Being an exhausted working mum eventually led me to burnout and it was clear I needed to work fewer hours at my job.

This post explores the turmoil many working mothers face and I hope society changes to allow us to do both comfortably.

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Post 2

As you can imagine, job hunting after such a long period was incredibly difficult. It took a lot of work and felt almost like writing an essay, to justify my transferrable skills.

Because I had to conduct research, I wanted to share the resources I found.

Post 3

Budgeting is such a hot topic at the moment and my heart goes out to anyone struggling to make ends meet. As a family, we were there last year. Putting back a loaf of bread in the supermarket and calculated the cost of items in my basket, before heading to the till.

This is the reason I had to share my experiences, to help other people out there.

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Post 4

This post is packed full of all the useful links you need to build a CV, change careers and succeed at the interview stage.

Post 5

Because childcare, mainly how expensive it is, is central to whether I can work and for how many hours, it was important to write about this.

Post 6

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What’s coming up in the series?

Posts I will be publishing in the coming weeks:

motivational affirmations to get you through an interview

my feelings about working part-time after a full-time career

Over to you

Because I am creating this series to help other working parents in a similar situation, I would like to know your thoughts on what topics to explore next. It’s great to have the input of my readers.

I can’t wait to hear from you.

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“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.”

Lisa Leslie
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10 Comments

  1. May 26, 2022 / 12:22 PM

    I’m not a mother but I feel you. My mom complained a lot about the zoom schools and how it was impacting her mental health. I’m glad that you and your family are doing well now.

    • June 1, 2022 / 12:47 AM

      Thank you – I have finally left all the bad stuff behind and moved on!

  2. readandreviewit
    May 26, 2022 / 6:05 PM

    I’ve really enjoyed this mini series so far! I’m not a parent so it’s been really informative and a real eye opener, you’re incredibly strong for getting through it. Thank you so much for sharing, looking forward to reading your next posts x
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    • June 1, 2022 / 12:41 AM

      I am so glad you’ve found this useful and interesting – it’s great feedback to get. So thankful for that!

    • June 1, 2022 / 12:40 AM

      It is a constant struggle. I am glad you found the posts useful.

  3. Charity
    July 28, 2022 / 1:00 PM

    I am sure it is a ton of work being a working mom! I can only imagine!

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