I have always worn make-up to work. Not an outrageous amount, just a bit of foundation and powder, a bit of eye-liner and mascara.
For years, I have cherished the morning routine of applying my make-up. Sometimes, it was just a nice bit of pampering. Sometimes, it was a way of preparing myself for the day ahead. And sometimes, before an important meeting or presentation, it was a way to put on my war paints, to get ready to face the challenges ahead, at my best. I never in a million years imagined that I would one day stop wearing make-up to go to work.
And yet, a few weeks ago I started reducing my make-up routine and then stopped completely. Read More »
I am very very fortunate. I married a feminist man.
When I first met Lion, I was 25 and he was 26. We were both advancing our careers, albeit in different fields. Very quickly, our respective workplaces, careers and ambitions became a very important topic of our conversations. We became one another’s coach. Our careers were advancing in parallel. We were slightly competitive with one another.
It was fun.
Then we got married and I became pregnant with Apple. And things changed.Read More »
Are you familar with the 2-children curse ? This is a much known and much encountered concept in my home.
After 4 months of night feedings, Peanut, my 5 month-old daughter, decided that she could go the whole night without milk.
YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Read More »
Being a working mum, there are days when I feel I am kicking ass. Days where everything goes to plan : the kids both slept through the night, I made it to the office before 8am, my boss is in a good mood, my team is motivated, my presentation to the Board is met with approval and smiles, my husband tells me I look pretty and I just signed a big contract that will really boost the P in my P&L.
Those days are precious, but they are rare…Read More »
With both my daughters, I took a short maternity leave for UK standards : 4 months. Whilst this is a standard duration in many countries (including my home nation, France) and a generous one in many others (including the most powerful country in the world, the USA), for the UK, it is considered short.
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This is an example of a typical day where I am doing the morning nursery-run and Lion is doing the evening one. We alternate every other day, so every week, I either do 3 mornings and 2 evenings, or the opposite. I have written a post on nursery runs to explain why this is one of the best decisions we have made as a couple and talk about the stigma that still exists around leaving the office early.Read More »