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Being a working mum

Posted on 16/12/2015 by Marie Swarbreck

I have read lots of articles, blogs, comments, quotations, jokes,… about being a working mum and all of them have some truth to them. Everyone is different, has different obligations, needs and desires so when it comes to being a working mum, there is no one size fits all.

My baby girl (not so much a baby anymore), 19months, changed my life and my priorities. Firstly, I want to be a good mum and secondly, I want to be a good example. For me this means having a good work-family balance. 

What makes a good mum?

What makes a good example? 

I had to think for a while but came up with my TOP 5:

  • Be cheerful (smiling is contagious)
  • Be confident (relax, you are doing the best you can)
  • Give complements (don't be judgmental)
  • Be caring (what goes around, comes around)
  • Be consistent (a happy balance)

When I add at the end of my TOP 5 ‘at home’ or ‘at work’; I believe I have found my balance! 

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” Thomas Merton

Welcome to FLEXImums

FLEXImums has the mission to empower and connect mums with companies whilst empowering and connecting companies with mums. Our aim is to offer flexible work opportunities; it can be full-time (with flexi-hours), part-time, job-share, maternity leave cover, project-based or temp. If you are looking for your happy balance, reach out!