Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No - it's Supermum!

This post is a slight detour from the usual ramblings of my blog.

One of my friends had to make a heroic canal rescue on the weekend when her son forgot to stop peddling his bike and ended up in the drink! It made me think of all the other amazing things that my working mum friends do for their children that are pretty much overlooked as they're seen as just "part of the job". (Not that my friends who aren't working Mum's are anything less than brilliant!!).

Every day these women have to balance a challenging career with ensuring they're doing the best for their family - and most of them do this on very little sleep! They also rarely complain and are always great fun to go out with.

So I thought I'd share just a few examples with you (out of hundreds!) and hopefully you'll share some back.

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AS - did a round-trip of 140 miles every Friday, having worked Monday to Thursday, in order to take her son to therapy

ES - commutes a couple of hundred miles each week, leaving at a ridiculous times in the morning because she wants her children to be brought up in a place that offers them the best possible start in life

CA - manages to provide a stable home life for her son even though she's on her own for a couple of months at a time

GG - makes it home for her children's bath and bedtime almost every day (and then works till the wee small hours!)




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