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Tag Archives: working mum
The weight test on Dubai’s vertical Northern Line
I’m trying to have a lean month – cutting out the sweet treats that got out of hand over Christmas, bike rides outside in the glorious weather, even jumping on the kids’ trampoline. But it’s not that easy, is it? … Continue reading
What a three-day weekend means to a pilot’s wife
“Mummy, what time is D coming for his sleepover?” Son2 prized my eyes open. It wasn’t even 7am. Ugh! Jumping on top of me, he pulled the duvet off and checked to make sure he’d fully woken me up. “I’m … Continue reading
What I’ll be wearing Wednesday
When I got home from work tonight, I did the first thing I always do when transitioning from the peaceful buzz of the office to the happy, barely contained chaos of homelife: I went upstairs to get changed. Usually this … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Dubai, Expat, Family, Parenting Tagged bringing up boys, raising boys, raising boys in Dubai, work clothes, working mum, working mum in Dubai 2 Comments
Quiet car anthems
There are some mornings when Son2 doesn’t say anything on the way to school. Then there are other mornings where it’s like having a pint-size dictator sitting in the backseat, and you realise that, compared to dealing with a small child, … Continue reading
The green-eyed monster
“Enjoy Sydney,” I said tersely, and I did mean it; it’s just that I wished I was going too. Like I do nearly every time my DH goes on a trip. Yes, I can be a jealous wife – and … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Dubai, Expat, Family, Parenting Tagged balancing life, being married to a pilot, challenges of motherhood, husband who travels a lot, jealous of husband's work trip, mum juggling act, pilot's wife, pilot's wife Dubai, strong-willed difficult children, working mother, working mum, working mum in Dubai 17 Comments
Bouncing back from expat-no-return
You might remember that a few months ago, I was attending job interviews. I’d reached a point of expat-no-return, in which, to be brutally honest, playdates were beginning to bore me senseless and the freelance work I’d been doing for … Continue reading
Working for the woman with no children
I vaguely recall being in my mid-20s, working as an editor on a magazine and having no children barnacled to my ankle. There were several working mums in the company, and rather than thinking ‘how do they do it?’, I … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Dubai, Expat, Parenting, Work Tagged career women, divide between parent and non-parent workers, juggling work and children, mum giving up career to have children, mum working for woman with no children, office life, part-time work Dubai, work for mothers/moms/mums in Dubai, working mom, working mum 4 Comments
The working mum’s costume fail
Tomorrow is book character day at school – the day school is invaded by a mini fictional force made up of Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, Angelina Ballerina and other favourite storybook characters. Sigh. It’s all part of book week, during … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Dubai, Expat, Family, Parenting, School Tagged book character day at school, Book week, children's costumes, dress-up day at school, Dubai schools, working mom, working mum 5 Comments
The interview fail
It was my first interview in years and I was running late – not seriously late, but time had marched forwards, leaving me with about 30 minutes to get dressed, shovel on some make-up and find my portfolio at the … Continue reading
Posted in Dubai, Expat, Media, Parenting, Work Tagged fashion magazine, job interview, motherhood and career, to work or not to work? mum dilemma, working mum 16 Comments