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A Citymother's & Cityfather's Diary

Gemma's blog: The house of sickness...

Author Mena McMahon Date 13th Feb 2017 at 21:26 Comments 2 Comments

Before I had my daughter I was never ill, in fact it was like my badge of honour, cough or sniffle I was at work. During my pregnancy this hardly changed, until the end when a nasty bout of Pelvic G... Read More

Lawrence's blog: The Twin Reaction

Author Mena McMahon Date 6th Feb 2017 at 22:45 Comments 3 Comments

After being a parent for nearly four years, my wife and I feel like we are no-longer complete novices in managing the various aspects of being a city parent. Like most working parents, work fatigue, ... Read More

Dolly's blog: Role Models

Author Mena McMahon Date 30th Jan 2017 at 22:21 Comments 0 Comments

I inadvertently re-read my 2015 appraisal the other day - the last in my old role. God I was miserable. I'm so happy in my new job that I'd almost forgotten quite how unhappy I'd become i... Read More

Rosies blog: Transformations

Author Mena McMahon Date 24th Jan 2017 at 11:35 Comments 0 Comments

The maintenance of the resolutions made on December 31 st can at this time start to seem tough. Giving up alcohol, adopting a new exercise regime or changing the way we eat can all seem important im... Read More

Maria's blog: 8 going on 18

Author Mena McMahon Date 17th Jan 2017 at 12:12 Comments 2 Comments

My daughter is 8 years old, but, as I am sure many other parents experience, they grow up far too fast and we are all bracing ourselves for the teenage years! At the cost of sounding like an 80 year ... Read More

Freddy's blog: New Year resolutions

Author Mena McMahon Date 10th Jan 2017 at 09:14 Comments 0 Comments

Happy New Year to all you Cityparents. It seems a lot of people were back to work after Christmas this week, or maybe it was just that everyone was on the pavement at the same time yesterday thanks ... Read More

Helen's blog: The business of sleep

Author Louisa Symington-Mills Date 21st Dec 2016 at 06:02 Comments 1 Comments

In an earlier blog, I shared my resolutions to adopt a little of our daughter’s natural curiosity and join her more in play and discovery.  We’ve ticked various mini-adventures off o... Read More

Ellen's blog: Feedback loop

Author Mena McMahon Date 13th Dec 2016 at 00:02 Comments 0 Comments

It is the time of year when my employer conducts the annual appraisal process. Having been a contractor for a while, this is the first time in two years that I have been through the permanent employe... Read More

Julia's blog: Coping with change

Author Mena McMahon Date 5th Dec 2016 at 21:51 Comments 1 Comments

I have come to the conclusion that I need to take lessons from my children in coping with change. In the last few weeks our family has faced a huge upheaval. We have moved out of our home to allow bu... Read More

Rebecca's blog: The Wobble

Author Mena McMahon Date 22nd Nov 2016 at 23:57 Comments 1 Comments

As a full-time lawyer at a city firm, I had a little ‘wobble’ recently over whether my working in a career as demanding as mine is what’s best for my secondary school-aged children.... Read More

James's blog: Two new jobs

Author Mena McMahon Date 15th Nov 2016 at 14:08 Comments 0 Comments

It's been a while since my last blog. Since then, and after a few years of searching for the right opportunity, I've started a new role in a smaller law firm.  So far, things seem to ... Read More

Sisieta's blog: It's a Revolution

Author Mena McMahon Date 8th Nov 2016 at 10:03 Comments 0 Comments

No this isn’t a remix/lyrics to the song by Diplo from the “Monsters in my head” album, but rather behind the scenes of society’s “New Woman Misfit”.  A &ldqu... Read More

Dolly's blog: All change.

Author Mena McMahon Date 31st Oct 2016 at 21:41 Comments 0 Comments

"September may normally be the season of mellow fruitfulness and a nice new coat, but this year it was carnage. Within a handful of weeks our middle child started boarding school (which sti... Read More

Rosie's blog: Changing seasons

Author Mena McMahon Date 24th Oct 2016 at 23:03 Comments 0 Comments

These early months of autumn have seen some fairly seismic changes in family life. The new term always ushers in a pleasing sense of fresh starts, a willingness to clear the decks and make new promis... Read More
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