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What’s in a Name?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the term “work-life balance” and how imperfect it is in summing up the issues that my blog addresses. Should alternate sides of any scale represent opposites?…

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Disappointment

Disappointment You shouldn’t have done You couldn’t have done You wouldn’t have done The things you did then… As sung pitch-perfectly by this woman, the late, great Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries. I’ve…

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Parent Power

There is nothing ground-breaking about the theme I’ve recently noticed emerging from the interviews I’ve been conducting for my blog: the role that parents play on the balance that their children grow up…

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New Year Musings

I recently discovered the term “hobby blogging”, which is arguably becoming a less “relevant” medium since its peak around 2006, and the subsequent meteoric rise of social media. Apparently, research has been done…

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Lockdown 2.0: The Next Chapter

Stuck at home during the first Coronavirus lockdown, I noticed that many of the podcasts and articles I enjoyed listening to and reading mostly covered stories of people celebrated for their impressive accomplishments…

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Thank You, Next

I’m acutely aware, if not a little uncomfortable, that I’ve started writing a blog about work-life balance at a time when unemployment rates around the world are rising to an all-time high. Just…

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Stung

A literal and metaphorical lesson played itself out last week when I did what I always tell my children not to do: I panicked in the presence of a wasp. I admit, I…

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Define Success

The blog I posted last week about work-life values attracted more interest than I had anticipated. It’s my first time dabbling in this sort of writing so I wasn’t sure what kind of…

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A Fine Balance

The delicate work-life balance I’d carefully constructed was knocked off kilter at the start of the Coronavirus lockdown, when I took leave from my job in order to home-school and care for my three…

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