A Citymother's & Cityfather's Diary

Ellen's blog: Summer Holidays

Author Mena McMahon Date 9th Aug 2017 at 23:55 Comments 0 Comments

Will this school  holiday ever end?? The summer holiday experience seems to be very different depending on the parents’ working arrangements. I must say I don’t know how at-home moth... Read More

Rosie's blog: Ready for the holidays

Author Mena McMahon Date 20th Jul 2017 at 11:24 Comments 0 Comments

I have been looking forward to the summer holidays for simply ages. As term-fatigue reaches its peak, the prospect of a six-week holiday seems like bliss. The City is warm and close, the formalitie... Read More

Freddy's blog: A run of bad form

Author Mena McMahon Date 4th Jul 2017 at 23:29 Comments 0 Comments

When I was 13 years old I had a run of bad form at school. First I got in trouble for insulting my French teacher’s fur coat. She was a Russian woman called Madame Filipovna. A very mean and un... Read More

Hippolyta's blog: The Dark Ages

Author Mena McMahon Date 27th Jun 2017 at 21:42 Comments 0 Comments

As a Mentor with Cityparents for the last three years, I’ve had the privilege of mentoring five smart, ambitious, caring, hard-working parents in a range of City occupations.  I do it as a... Read More

Dolly's blog: The balance of power

Author Mena McMahon Date 20th Jun 2017 at 23:54 Comments 0 Comments

Mr D is away for a month and the added pressure is starting to bite.  Friday was a blur of admin and long-distance driving, culminating in a crossed-wire conversation with the headmaster durin... Read More

Ellen's blog: Fight or flight?

Author Mena McMahon Date 12th Jun 2017 at 21:51 Comments 1 Comments

The way an organisation handles its ‘flight risk’ is very telling of the kind of culture it has. By ‘flight risk’ I mean the likelihood that a valued employee will leave the o... Read More

Caroline's blog: Making lemonade

Author Mena McMahon Date 9th May 2017 at 11:56 Comments 6 Comments

Sometimes, as a treat, I take my tots to our favourite tea shop after school on a Friday. There’s a sign on the wall that my daughter always comments on: “if life gives you lemons, make ... Read More

Rosie's blog: Personal maintenance

Author Mena McMahon Date 3rd May 2017 at 13:51 Comments 1 Comments

One of the struggles as a parent is validating the time taken for what might loosely be referred to as “me time”. This takes varying forms for everyone. I had always subscribed to the ide... Read More

Rosie's blog: Losses

Author Mena McMahon Date 20th Apr 2017 at 09:52 Comments 0 Comments

Recently on a trip away I bumped into an old school friend whom I hadn’t seen for over 20 years. We both have busy jobs and families. It was so good to catch up after that time and share some m... Read More
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