How are you? As ever I hope you’re well and this month especially, dry with it. No not a reference to any bottle-hitting you may have been doing lately given the peaks and troughs of working motherhood but the weather. I’m far too affected by what’s happening in the sky for my own good – but it never leads me to drink so that’s OK!
Lots of different mothers read my musings, even those for whom the return to work was a long time ago, and I thank you all. For readers with older children I bet you can still remember some of the tiny little details of your child(ren)’s first birthday. I’m willing to bet all of you can remember the cake – either because you can still recall the guilt you felt for buying it or the tinge of embarrassment for having had X many months ‘off work’ and not being able to turn out something more Nigella like than you did. I went for something so simple that it should have been a piece of cake (ha ha) but I still managed to F up the icing. But who cares, the cake tasted goooood.
So why birthdays? Well it was exactly a year today that Mothers Work! was published. In a happy coincidence it’s also the week one of my very good friends returns to work after her first baby and it gave me a wonderful warm feeling when I passed a copy of my book to her many months ago.
I was wondering, if you’ve read it, what was the one thing that sticks in your mind? Which bit most resonated with you? Do share a thought in the comments box below.
Until next time, enjoying any birthdays you have coming up and please do spread the Mothers Work! word among your friends, colleagues, HR teams, neighbours, ante-natal groups. It’s currently £7.69 on Amazon.