Try a good listen to make your day

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Ah the ‘listening’ thing comes up so often doesn’t it?!? It is something I have been fascinated in throughout my career and even more so now as a parent. How well do you think you do it? You could be missing so much more than you realise… We have had my sisters boys stay with us for the last few days. 3 boys aged 10 – 14 added to our house of 2 little people (not for much longer, 4 … Read More

Is it OK to be a bit selfish? (Integration Part Two)

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So word on the street is that when you have children you can no longer be selfish, right? Those long mornings in bed on a Sunday morning after drinking a bit too much Gin the night before (maybe that was just me?) Doing exactly what you want to do when you feel like it, no-one else to think about, few responsibilities – maybe I stop now before I go back to said Gin. Admittedly some of that (o.k a fair … Read More

Are YOU being complacent about the pay gap?

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  “Why are we so complacent about the pay gap?” asks Lauren Laverne in an article for the Guardian. It is a valid question and Laverne rightly highlights the complacency that can arise when surrounded by a general consensus that something isn’t right. The themes discussed are not new, the stats unsurprising to anyone with even the vaguest interest in gender equality and the benefits of equal pay (for everyone) yet again outlined clearly. The article was good and I … Read More