A Citymother's & Cityfather's Diary

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

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

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

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
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