For most of my life, I have been poor. At times, this has meant living in genuine poverty. There have been times when things have been better and times when things have been worse, but I have mostly been hovering somewhere around that hypothetical ‘poverty line’. Even when my husband and I were working 5 jobs… Continue reading Poverty Never Goes Away
At the beginning of October, I had surgery for gallbladder removal. I had been having issues with it on-and-off for eight years. Eventually, it had gotten to the stage that I couldn’t eat anything without being in pain and medications weren’t helping. It had also started to cause issues with other areas of my health,… Continue reading Gallbladder Removal: 3 Things I Wish I had Known
Recently I saw an article which said that millennial women were worried about out-earning their partners . It got me thinking. The article was originally published in 2017, but I wondered if it could still be true, or whether attitudes have changed. In my relationship, it is something we have talked about a lot. We… Continue reading Out-Earning my Husband Doesn’t Worry Me.
Recently, I got opinionated on LinkedIn. This is very unlike me, as I usually try to tread a careful line not to insult anybody. As a rule, generally I only post links to articles I have published. But, a friend had been posting tips on improving engagement, so I thought I would give it a… Continue reading ‘Mumpreneur’ – Why I Don’t Like Phrases Which Specify Gender
I did a thing and now there is a book with my name on it. An actual, proper book with a front cover and everything! Being an author has been a bit of a
Today marks one year since I last went ‘to work’. Nobody knew when the centre would be allowed to re-open again or whether we would even have jobs to go back to
A few months ago, I made the decision to say yes more. I decided that I would embrace opportunities, step outside of my comfort zone and see what happened. This mostly came about form a feeling of intense frustration; I was struggling to find work, missing my social life and drowning under the weight of… Continue reading Say Yes and See what Happens
It’s not that long ago that the world was filled with the message to ‘be kind’. Today I had a run-in which left me in tears
I have worked many jobs over the years. Everything from working in a fish and chip shop to being a duty manager for my local community centre. But the job I think is hardest and most unappreciated is cleaning, specifically domestic cleaning. For about 4 months I worked as part of a company that… Continue reading All Hail the Cleaners!
Today I was told that societies problems are due to hard-working mothers and that if I want to do best by my children then I should just get a little part-time job and let my husband be the breadwinner for our family. What kind of message does it send to my daughters if they… Continue reading I think I stepped back in time