According to the latest research, from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, mums appear to have been doing most of the housework and childcare during lockdown. With today’s post I wanted to discuss the main theme from this research – a sense of fairness balancing child care duties in a relationship against the day job. Is it possible to manage it all?
What's in a word? I don't like the use of needless profanity, despite research suggesting that those who swear are more intelligent, I have to disagree - it shows a lack of education, a control of temperament and class. Put it this way I worked in child protection and I met some people who were … Continue reading Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn
I wrote a post a while ago about the danger of fat acceptance. Right up to publishing the post I debated in my head whether I should pull it and post something a bit less opinionated. I felt mean, like I was fat shaming - but cooler heads prevailed and I decided to post. But … Continue reading Fat Shaming – Smoking Shaming: A Comparison
Hello good reader. As writers we are eager to get people to see our work - in the world of blogging and the Internet there is so much content out there that it is difficult to be seen. In many situations we may get frustrated and quit because we are not getting that instant validation … Continue reading Blogging Etiquette: How do you ask someone to view your blog?
This post on assertiveness was originally posted on March 2015. I set this development goal on something originally set called 'Stop looking after my friends so much'. The last few months has been a key few months. I have started my new job, but realise (and have been told) that I lack the confidence to … Continue reading How not to be a pushover
Although I am impressed with Leicester City winning the Premiership - purely because I love an underdog, the unexpected victory sums up why I could never be a die hard football fan or for that matter a a major fan of any sports team. The English Premier League has more or less been dominated by … Continue reading The Thankless Life of a Football Supporter
In January I set myself the goal to 'Be more assertive'. This was a development on a goal I had originally set called 'Stop looking after my friends so much'. The last few months has been a key few months - for developing the importance of this goal. I have started my new job, but … Continue reading How not to be a pushover
It is now March. Perhaps the New Year resolution has fallen by the wayside. Maybe your a habitual goal setter, but your objectives are a bit stale and the enthusiasm is no longer there. Maybe you don't have goals at all. I have decided for March, purely because I have got so much out of … Continue reading Manifesto of Perfection Goal Setting Month