Rachel Smith


Before I had my kids, I had a job that I loved, it paid well and it allowed me to move home around the country with ease. I had such a shock when I was thinking about going back after my maternity leave. I'd worked hard for my status and my salary, but now I had a little bundle that fully relied on me day and night! What do I do? Quit and be a stay at home mum? Well we knew we couldn't afford for me to do that. Take a less qualified job that was less hours, less stress, less pay?

I also knew the company I work for (and still do!) could be quite inflexible when it came to working long days, requiring travel, regular weekend working and late night working.

Balancing work and kids just gave me brain ache! I felt like I was failing at both as I felt guilty all the time. Many times I looked for other jobs I could do around the kids, but they weren't jobs I would have enjoyed and when it came down to it I did actually enjoy my job.

I now balance two small children with a senior role and a husband who works in London Monday to Friday.

A certain amount of flexibility for pick ups, school plays, parents evenings and whatever extra curricular activity schools throw my way, is a must. But it didn't come and find me. I decided to develop my skill set, get trained in what I love, master my techniques and then start sharing my achievements with other working mums. Trust me I made a few mistakes too so I will share everything I can with you so you too can be a successful working mum.

I want to share with as many other working mums as possible how you can cope when life gets crazy, feel calm and organised both at home and at work. I can help you master being in a work mindset or a mummy mindset, this was a real game changer for me. I want to help you feel like you can have it all. Its OK to love working..... as all us mums know you love your kids a million times more x

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Can becoming a mum mess with your mind?

by Rachel Smith

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