A letter to my daughters
06-10-2020Blog

A letter to my daughters

Zara Oteng writes a letter to her two young daughters to mark Black History Month My dear daughters,…

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Going it alone
30-06-2020Blog

Going it alone

Zara Oteng writes about the pain of family estrangement and the road to independence

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Baby brains
15-06-2020Blog

Baby brains

The mental health of babies is too easily overlooked, writes Sally Hogg of the Parent Infant Foundation, especially…

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Talking to kids about racism
03-06-2020Blog

Talking to kids about racism

Paula Rhone-Adrien on how to tackle one of the most difficult parenting questions Racism may just not be…

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The silence was deafening
02-06-2020Blog

The silence was deafening

Jade Sullivan on George Floyd, racism, why a murder in America is affecting black people worldwide and why…

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Work to death
14-05-2020Blog

Work to death

The focus of Flex Appeal – a campaign to push for flexible working for all in a bid…

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Going Dutch
20-03-2020Blog

Going Dutch

Amsterdam daily Het Parool recently ran a feature on flex appeal, and how we’re trying to bring a little Dutch touch to working lives in the UK. Here’s the translation…

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Flex Appeal: the next stage
24-02-2020Blog

Flex Appeal: the next stage

With funding secured for a major new piece of work, Matt wanted to get down in pixels exactly…

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Woman’s Hour interview
14-02-2020Blog

Woman’s Hour interview

To hear our interview on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour (and Matt getting quizzed by Jane Garvey about…

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Flex Appeal: Raising Disabled Kids
12-02-2020Blog

Flex Appeal: Raising Disabled Kids

Flexible working is not just for parents, it’s for people. People with mental health issues, people with caring…

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Where’s My Happy Ending: tour dates
29-01-2020Blog

Where’s My Happy Ending: tour dates

We’re gadding about the place to talk about our new book, Where’s My Happy Ending? Happily Ever After…

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Flex Appeal: Shift Work
09-01-2020Blog

Flex Appeal: Shift Work

On 17 October last year, I chaired a table on flexible working and zero hour contracts at The…

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My Life as a War Child
05-12-2019Blog

My Life as a War Child

Vesna Gudgin shares her experience of a childhood in the former Yugoslavia as it slipped in to war…

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Shy about retiring
21-11-2019Blog

Shy about retiring

AD| After the gender pay gap comes the pension pay gap, with women retiring on average with £78,000…

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Pupil power
02-10-2019Blog

Pupil power

With school cuts and early closures across the country, 16-year-old student Aliyah York was prompted to do something….

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The thoughts we don’t talk about
05-08-2019Blog

The thoughts we don’t talk about

Do your daydreams shock you? You are not alone, explains psychotherapist Anna Mathur… I could yank this steering…

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AD | When I get older
29-04-2019Blog

AD | When I get older

This is a paid partnership with Scottish Widows. The word ‘pension’ conjures up images of Zimmer frames, blue…

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Beauty is in the eye
28-03-2019Blog

Beauty is in the eye

*First published by Soho House group*. Author of Sunday Times Bestselling book Parenting The Shit Out of Life…

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AD | No age limit
23-02-2019Blog

AD | No age limit

This blog post is an advertisement in association with EDF Energy and Howz. My mum went grey last…

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Flex Appeal: ADHD
19-02-2019Blog

Flex Appeal: ADHD

Flexible working is not about parents, it’s about people. People with needs that don’t fit into a 9-5…

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Sleep like a baby
19-02-2019Blog

Sleep like a baby

Whoever came up with the phrase ‘I slept like a baby’ never had a baby. That person cannot…

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TEDx Talk: Flex Appeal
06-02-2019Blog

TEDx Talk: Flex Appeal

How to be a Happy Chicken: our TEDx talk on flexible working

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Oh mother
20-12-2018Blog

Oh mother

Anywhere that leads it’s Afternoon Tea with a champagne trolley gets an immediate thumbs up. In the run-up…

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Mini (mini) break
06-11-2018Blog

Mini (mini) break

The thought of bringing a weaning toddler into 5-star plush luxury realms is enough to ignite a bead-on….

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A clean sweep
24-10-2018Blog

A clean sweep

I remember the first passive aggressive muttering about my tidiness. We’d been together for three weeks and Matt…

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Flex Appeal: Zero Hours
16-10-2018Blog

Flex Appeal: Zero Hours

Writer Lourdes Walsh shares her initial skepticism about #flexappeal  My first impression of Flex Appeal – a kaleidoscopic…

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Flex Appeal: Disability
10-10-2018Blog

Flex Appeal: Disability

Flexible working is not solely for parents, it’s not something only for ‘mummies that want to see more…

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Specs appeal
14-09-2018Blog

Specs appeal

Back in the day, when I was a youth, I would never even have considered edging into a…

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Let me entertain you
11-09-2018Blog

Let me entertain you

Kids going off the walls? As part of our #pukkafreestuff series, Susie Lodge, founder of Wikiplacesforkids.com unveils the…

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Luxe be a lady
28-08-2018Blog

Luxe be a lady

The last time I visited The Connaught was in 2008 for a feature in Grazia Magazine. The piece…

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