I am delighted to announce that this week I was shortlisted for the prestigious Mum and Working Awards, under the Working Parent Blogger of the Year category.
This is a national award for flexible working practice, and I am honoured and humbled to see ‘A working mum’s blog’ shortlisted next to some of my favourite blogs.
It is a fantastic achievement that feels extra special as this month marks the second year anniversary of this blog. I first pressed publish in May 2014, when after returning home from an emotional second pregnancy scan. I found that I was pregnant and expecting a baby boy. My son was born in October 2014 and life as I knew changed forever to better than I could ever imagine.
Pregnancy and motherhood only made me more ambitious in my career. As a busy mum, I had to learn to really find what it is I want, how to manage my time and FOCUS on things that PUSH me forwards towards POSITIVE things. This blog and the support I’ve received from you has made that possible.
A working mum’s blog today is an online source for inspiration for parent’s around the globe. The content is geared to inspire and help those that are perhaps struggling to decide whether to go back to work or work from home.
Flexible working is something I am concerned with and cover on this blog. I work part time for an amazing employer that is embracing flexible working arrangements. I also partner with other working parents that have managed to create flexible opportunities that work for their family, as well as businesses that are making efforts to create flexible working arrangements for talents they want to continue to develop beyond maternity leave. These opportunities are rare hence worth making a lot of noise around so there will be more options for future mothers and fathers that want both the family and career.
You can read more about my journey under ‘about me’ (top left) and my working week journal (click work, and select journal).
Voting opened on May 12th and if you want lo support you can do so by having your say.
Your vote is important and means a lot to everyone shortlisted in this category. Please take 2 minutes to cast yours at this page (To vote, you’ll need to scroll down to a form, and select your favourite from the drop-down menu). All the bloggers that have been nominated are fantastic so good luck with selecting your favourite!