To be a parent is to eat humble pie: 8 myths I believed before I became a mum

If there’s one thing that serves to humble me on a daily basis, it’s being a parent. One of the reasons for that is that things I vowed I’d never do before I became a mum tend to come back to haunt me…

The hamster and the covid test 🐹

Ok, so this isn’t one of my proudest parenting moments. But I’m going to share it because no doubt most of us all have to go through this rigmarole at some point in the next few months, and as well as being mildly amusing (only in hindsight, I assure you), let this be a warning not to promise rewards in the moment you aren’t willing to deliver on; you may regret it.

Living a #nofilter life: who are we when no one is watching?

We are made to be instruments not ornaments.
We are made for connection over making good impressions.
We were made for service above self-promotion.

The superpower of self-awareness, and how to get it

It’s not often considered to be one of life’s superpowers. But you can’t be a good spouse, friend, employee, team player or leader without it. Leadership coach Reggie McNeal says it is the most valuable skill in a leader’s toolkit. Marriages can’t thrive in its absence. Friendships blossom in its abundance.

So what is it, and how do you get – or should I say – grow it?

‘Good things come to those who…’ : 5 ways to live life to the full

life has lots of good things stored up for us. How do we make sure they come our way?