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Secret Life of a Mother

Irony and whining about 'having it all'

“Having it all” and men

I have always believed that feminism (should) reward men just as much as women. Feminism is (although often misunderstood) as advocacy of equality of sexes. It has traditionally focused on women's rights  - for many good reasons. However, I do... Continue Reading →

When it’s all worth it

We have had many little projects recently and one of them was to create a shared room for my two girls (nearly 4 yrs and nearly 9 months). We have successfully executed last Sunday and they have been sharing the... Continue Reading →

Holidays with small children

I wanted to write this post for about a month now. But were too busy with the holidays. Or recovering from it. That pretty much sums up what holidays with small children are like... Yes, it is hard and stressful... Continue Reading →

What we are good at (and how we are bad at showing that)

I was reading an article about Chantal Patel today. She is one of the few female partners at a lawyer company, which apparently has hard time keeping its female talents. According to her, many women get demotivated when during lunch or... Continue Reading →

The worst thing about having children aka nature is evil

There are many things about having a child that are not much fun (nicely said): sleepless nights, dirty diapers, crying, growth spurts, teething etc. But all of this can still be see as positive: it is how children develop or... Continue Reading →

What did I do before?

I can vaguely remember Friday nights before I got pregnant for the first time. I must have had plans, maybe even weekend trips.  I went to bed past 3 am, because why not. Because next morning I could sleep in... Continue Reading →

Baby life stages that suck (for parents)

Babies are super cute, lovable creatures that invite you to cuddle them even if you try to resist with all possible forces. Especially if the baby is yours. However, certain parts of that first year are super sucky. So bad... Continue Reading →

7 things that prove Christmas is better once you have children (+ 2 proving it also gets worse…)

One thing that changes with having children is Christmas time. The whole waiting time including. Actually, including post-Christmas as well. The good thing is that most of these changes are simply wonderful. Most of these changes allow finding the inner... Continue Reading →

Why “face time” is working mother’s worst enemy

I was a bit naive when I got my first real office job in 2007. I thought that what really matters is results, that good ideas and initiatives are always welcome. Girl (instead of boy, just for a change), was... Continue Reading →

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