A Citymother's & Cityfather's Diary

Freddy's blog: For the shy kids

Author Mena McMahon Date 10th Oct 2017 at 14:15 Comments 1 Comments

The temptation to fix things is strong. Especially for a man, because it's well-known that our response to a problem, particularly one raised by a woman close to us, is to offer an immediate and ... 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

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

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

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

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

Lawrence's blog: In-Law behaviours.

Author Mena McMahon Date 22nd Aug 2016 at 13:44 Comments 0 Comments

Our working parent household is one that has, after three and a half years started to function with a certain degree of normality. I seem to be able to bundle the child out of the door for nursery a ... Read More

James's blog: Spreadsheets

Author Mena McMahon Date 14th Jun 2016 at 09:32 Comments 1 Comments

Shortly after Christmas I handed my notice in to move to a smaller City firm.  My old employers were fairly sanguine about my resignation.  They knew that I had struggled with the conflicti... Read More

Bob's blog: Starting SPL

Author Mena McMahon Date 3rd May 2016 at 20:50 Comments 1 Comments

I am sitting writing this in a Tesco's Costa at Royston, North Herts, which is a little removed from the business glamour of Canary Wharf, my usual work place. Our little boy, who is fa... Read More
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