Tag Archives: Thinking Women

First steps to rediscovering your identity

identity mum

Our aim at More than a Mum to help you to rediscover your identity as a woman.  We want our posts to be practical as well as informative, constructive as well as inspiring. As Mums, we easily neglect our personal identity as it is incredibly easy to become absorbed, and dare I say, all consumed in being parents.  Sometimes without even realising it. 

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The Sex and Power report – are we doing our bit?

I’m sure the special report, Sex and Power: Who Runs Britain? – published by Counting Women In, this week that revealed the shocking absence of women from UK public life did not escape many people’s notice, especially if you happen to be a woman!   The report showed that women are decreasing their representation in society and increasingly being excluded

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Haircuts, Kate Middleton and women in the media

I have read a few articles in the last week or so and they, plus a comment about my new haircut, got me thinking about women and appearance.  I am not one for appearances.  I hardly ever wear make-up; my clothing choices are mainly based on comfort and practicality over fashion and I get my hair cut about twice a

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Be kind to yourself – you are not crazy!

We’ve had quite a few posts lately catering for our ‘mum’ sides so I thought I’d do one specifically to remind you all once again that you are brill mums but also you are ‘More than a Mum’. I read an interesting article today written by a man (Yashar Ali) as a message to all women that they are not

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Working Mum vs SAHM

A little while ago we were contacted by Studio Lambert, about a documentary they are researching for Channel 4 entitled “Should I go back to work”.  If you read our blog regularly, you will know that this is a topic we cover quite extensively and which we try to look at from all perspectives.  We have written and run stories

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Freelance Parents

Our flexible working Mums theme continues this Friday with a post from Rosalind at The Freelance Parent’s Network.  This is a post you will definitely want to read if you have dreams of working part-time, from home, around the kids, but without having to set up a business from scratch. You can see other options for flexible working here and

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Women and the Olympics

During the opening ceremony I tweeted about the fact that London 2012 is the first games with female parity and that prompted much discussion.  That combined with the fact that a woman, cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, won team GB its first medal today; women’s football was the first event of the 2012 Olympics; and the personal fact that OH and I

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Work life balance

We have come to the end of our series of Friday ‘Flexible working mums‘ posts.  To round the series off we thought it would be brilliant to hear from Elinor Wilde, the working mum coach.  She is a brilliant and down to earth lady with some fantastic ideas about how you can manage your commitments and get the most out

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