A Citymother's & Cityfather's Diary

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

Freddy's blog: Education

Author Mena McMahon Date 4th Apr 2017 at 21:49 Comments 0 Comments

We're starting to think about education for our daughter. Now she’s almost two, it feels like time. Or it's way overdue. I want to make sure she’s fluent in classi... Read More

Julia's blog: Leadership Skills

Author Mena McMahon Date 27th Mar 2017 at 23:34 Comments 0 Comments

My daughter is blessed with bundles of confidence and a very strong sense of justice. She chats away for hours to anyone who will listen and is very quick to point out if she feels she has been wrong... Read More

Caroline's blog: Stars in their Eyes

Author Mena McMahon Date 21st Mar 2017 at 11:47 Comments 0 Comments

Does anyone else’s life sometimes feel like an episode of Stars in their Eyes?  You wake in the morning and want to announce to the world: “Today, Matthew, I am going to be ...&r... Read More

Ellen's blog: All About Me

Author Mena McMahon Date 15th Mar 2017 at 07:10 Comments 1 Comments

Last Friday my 4-year-old returned from school with a note in his bag to say that from the following Monday it would be his turn to put a display on the “All About Me” board. This was t... Read More

Sisieta's blog: New Territory

Author Mena McMahon Date 7th Mar 2017 at 21:49 Comments 1 Comments

So I’m no longer phased by the logistics of juggling home life with a city career (with the help of an extremely supportive & hands on husband). As I approach the 1 st anniversary with my ... Read More

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

Author Mena McMahon Date 13th Feb 2017 at 21:26 Comments 3 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
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