Category: Work Life Balance

In Defence of Becoming a Mother at 50

A female boss taking maternity leave at age 50 is big news. So big it’s announced on the London stock exchange. Has a male boss ever had to tell investors he’s becoming a father in his fifth decade? Not likely. Well he doesn’t need to take any time off work, does he? Laura Wade Gery’s […]

Unlimited Egg Supply

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” Dresden James You’ve most likely been told you were born with all the eggs you’ll ever have – which implies you have a time bomb attached to your […]

Hurry Up and Have a Baby

“You’re running out of time.” “Your ovarian reserve is low” “You really should be pregnant by now ” “It’s getting late to have a baby.” Not a day goes by – and they go by quickly when you’re a busy lady – without being warned. We’ve been taught to believe there’s a time bomb attached […]

Believing in Miracles

It’s refreshing to read some positive news about getting pregnant against the odds. The usual story is that we’re too old, too fat, our ovaries defunct or we simply don’t have the right haircut. The recent announcement by BBC newsreader, Kate Silverton that she’s expecting her second baby in her forties, after all hope was […]

Starting a Family at 40

I’m three weeks away from giving birth. On my birth certificate it says I’ll be 45 on Wednesday. But then age is such a relative. Forty-five isn’t even middle aged anymore, especially if you take into account that many of us could live to 120. I’m in the prime of my life. Pregnancy is all […]

On the BBC

I’ll be speaking on Woman’s Hour this Friday about women’s health, fertility and motherhood after 40. Below is the link. It’s going to be an interesting discussion. You can listen live or later. The programme stays up for a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0368pl4

The HOLYMAMA Revolution

Do you aim to bring up your children with a holistic approach? Based on my knowledge in integrative nutrition, holisitic medicine, fertility, pregnancy and motherhood. Plus my experience in running yoga retreats I decided to set up HOLYMAMA. HOLYMAMA retreats are soul nurturing weeks in energising, sunny Ibiza for mums. The big advantage is you can bring your baby or small […]

Having it all – The Plight of the Modern Woman, part two

So now you’ve got the kids you always wanted. And it’s hard. Bloody hard. WORK. For the average 1960s,70s and 80s (middle class) woman there was less juggling. Saying that mothers were expected to be perfect and under pressure to be the ideal housewife (as in ‘wife-inside-the-house’). They mended their husband’s socks, ironed pillows and baked cakes. Today – […]