work life balance
How to get a good work life balance (F)

Survival tips for work-life balance

Work-life balance is never going to be perfect! How can it be? When you bring a child into your life, something’s got to give to make room for him or her. And it doesn’t get easier as your child gets older… school hours and holidays bring additional challenges for working parents, right into the teenage...
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Could Disruption be the long awaited catalyst for Diversity? (F)

#BalanceForBetter: A guide to improving balance

Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing global attention on areas requiring further action. Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, with the first day being held in 1911. Thousands of events...
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Dancing through the day | Blog post

By Erica Wolfe-Murray It doesn’t matter whether you are a mum or a dad, trying to co-ordinate your working life with children is a dance from the moment the alarm hums at you in the morning, til those glorious minutes you tuck your arm under your pillow and close your eyes at night. But by...
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From burnout to balance | Cara de Lange

It had hit me. Burnout. With a capital B. Attending meetings had me in a sweat. I felt tired but wired at the same time. I struggled …really struggled with daily tasks. Giving my kids a bath left me feeling exhausted. I suffered insomnia. I started to feel anxious. It was a slow burner that...
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The art of balance | The working mum

Every modern working woman knows that life is a balancing act: a tight rope walk between being confident but not “bossy”, ambitious but not a “neglectful mum”, a social butterfly but also a businesswoman and a great mum. Becoming a working mother has been the ultimate test for me in a world where I grew...
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Being ‘peacefully busy’ | Cara de Lange

So there I was hurtling along the street trying to catch my daughter’s balloon that the wind had plucked from her hand as she came out of school, when I crashed into the branch of a tree and ended up at the emergency department. Luckily the cut on my forehead looked worse than it was...
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Managing a work-life balance through technology

For many years I have juggled with the challenges of work and home life. Being a mother is my priority; however, this has never stopped me from pursuing my career and drive to succeed. I have now worked in the education sector for 13 years and I am lucky enough to be with an organisation...
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Work life balance: The reality after the best laid plans

By Verity Brown, Managing Partner at The Specialist Works Before I returned from maternity leave, I thought I had my work/life balance all worked out; it seemed so easy. I had listened intently to friend’s advice, read all the right magazine articles and pored over inspirational LinkedIn posts. Don’t work on a Friday. Go to...
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