A Citymother's & Cityfather's Diary

Rosie's blog: Spooky goings on

Author Mena McMahon Date 17th Oct 2017 at 03:05 Comments 0 Comments

Just as we are about to reach the end of the first half term at school a watershed was breached. A rare moment of freedom allowed me to do the rugby run, picking up my son and three of his friends fr... Read More

Maria's blog: Pushing or letting be?

Author Mena McMahon Date 4th Oct 2017 at 03:36 Comments 5 Comments

This weekend I was having a drink with two of my neighbours, both super achievers type parents; they were talking about their eldest child currently in Y6 applying for secondary schools and how in or... Read More

Kim's blog: Time to start letting go

Author Mena McMahon Date 26th Sep 2017 at 03:13 Comments 0 Comments

My firstborn started secondary school last week.  The transition from primary loomed over like a dark cloud from the beginning of Year 6. Then one gets bogged down in the spectre that is SATs an... Read More

Caroline's blog: Change is here to stay

Author Kim Willis Date 12th Sep 2017 at 09:46 Comments 0 Comments

"OK – own up - so who flicked the switch to change summer to autumn last week? It seemed a cruel thing to do. And with it came the sudden realisation that the un-named unwashed pile of new... Read More

Hayley's blog: Time off

Author Mena McMahon Date 30th Aug 2017 at 15:51 Comments 0 Comments

I have just returned to work after having just over a week "off"   with my husband and 16 month old son.   We didn't go away; the advantage of having annual le... Read More

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

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
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