Mothers & Careers London

Juggling family and a career can be a difficult task with short maternity leaves, lack of flexible working hours, wage gap, and a constant feeling of guilt of not having spent enough time with your precious little one. Mothers & Careers Ltd was launched in 2017 by Norwegian Anette Beelaerts van Blokland. With her Nordic experiences on parental leave, childcare, flexible work arrangements she...

About parenting and what’s important – Happiness!

This honest update was a posted by a friend of mine on Facebook, a Norwegian mum of 3 young children: "I got up at 7am and as everyone in the house was still sound asleep, I spend my quiet morning reading some parenting blogs, about their everyday life with babies and young children. And reading about all these perfect mums, the new homes and shiny cars, the impressively styled beautiful and...

Mother and Daughter

Already when pregnant I felt a bond forming with the new life inside. And I can especially remember the first night I shared with my newborn by my side. I couldn't take my eyes of her. During the first year we were so much together that I honestly think it didn't occur to her that we were in fact two different people. Then gradually her independence was building up; She started to walk, she...