The Cityparents Blog

James's blog: Holidays

Date 18th May 2015 Comments 0 Comments

I'm writing this blog while on holiday.  I've been looking forward to this holiday for ages; becoming giddier with anticipation and excitement as it approached in a way that hasn't h... Read More

Tom's blog: Daily reminders

Date 13th Apr 2015 Comments 0 Comments

Over Easter I was speaking to an elderly friend at church (let's call her Rose), who lives a long way from her two adult sons. We were chatting about my kids (for whom Rose is something of a surr... Read More

James's blog: Clients Care?

Date 23rd Mar 2015 Comments 1 Comments

I work in the legal profession and my employer recently agreed, after lengthy negotiations, to my working a four-day week to enable me to look after my daughter one day each week.  There were a ... Read More

Tom's blog: Daddy's little princess

Date 9th Feb 2015 Comments 0 Comments

After watching her brothers in a school nativity play, my 2 year old daughter told me she wanted to be the King. I said that would be tricky, but she could marry Prince George and become the Queen (t... Read More

Tom's blog: Degrees of exhaustion

Date 8th Dec 2014 Comments 0 Comments

I read an article in the Evening Standard last week about Karen Blackett, who's an inspiration for all sorts of reasons (CEO of MediaCom, OBE, first business woman to top the UK Powerlist, makes ... Read More

James' blog: Less is more

Date 25th Nov 2014 Comments 0 Comments

I recently returned to work after a summer of bliss spent looking after my young daughter.   The time that I took off work coincided with the end of my wife's maternity leave, and so ... Read More

Tom's blog: The F word...

Date 14th Oct 2014 Comments 0 Comments

I started to get itchy feet the other day and began looking at other jobs. Unsurprisingly, there were no ads saying "Senior City lawyer required by first rate firm. Ideal candidate will arrive l... Read More

Citydad's blog: Part-timer?

Date 2nd Sep 2014 Comments 0 Comments

After four months on paternity leave, the thought of having to go back to work full time, and miss out on being with the kids, was depressing. Did it really have to be like thi... Read More
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