Burn-out is now an official medical diagnosis, parents everywhere say 'We told you so'

2019-05-28 10:19

According to the World Health Organisation, burn-out is now an official medical diagnosis. We take a look at the experiences of working parents, and share a few expert tips to help you avoid burning-out.

"I am a 47-year-old divorced mom of two boys and a rescue puppy – this is what a "normal day" looks like for me"

2019-04-15 11:37

By the time you wake the kids up in the morning, you've already done several tasks – it feels like you've lived through a full day. Because as a single, working mom, parenting is something else entirely.

Returning to the workforce after being a stay-at-home parent? Don't list these things on your CV

2019-03-07 11:01

"There is huge value in the work that [stay-at-home moms] do but please, please don't put this kind of waffle on your CV." Meow! See what one recruiter lists as big no-nos for explaining work gaps due to parenting.

You’re not “just a mom”: Motherhood is like working 2.5 jobs – fact

2018-11-05 15:34

Moms, we just figured out why we feel tired all the time. Turns out motherhood is equivalent to working over 98 hours a week – that's about 2.5 jobs.

WATCH: This meteorologist wore her son on her back while doing the weather forecast

2018-10-12 10:42

Susie Martin went to work on 5 October and gave the weather forecast with her 1-year-old son on her back. And it's exactly the kind of positivity we needed in our lives today.

#TheJuggleIsReal! Mom and time-management coach Janice Windt shares her secrets

2018-09-06 15:24

Feel like you don't measure up? No matter how busy you are, you're neglecting something else important? Mom and time-management coach, Janice Windt, knows the struggle of juggling family and work and shares some of her top tips with us to help you strike a balance.

Japanese nurses on rota system to fall pregnant

2018-06-05 21:51

How would you feel if your boss said sorry, it's not your turn to have a baby? Does an employer have the right to decide how you plan your family? Well in Japan it's become somewhat common, especially if you work at daycare centres or hospitals.

Worrying about being a perfect mom makes it harder to be a good parent

2018-05-04 13:41

Mothers experience strong pressure to be perfect parents. This is how “parenting perfectionism” is affecting you and your parenting confidence.

"I need help" – Mom pens totally relatable Facebook post to her husband

2018-03-22 10:53

A mom blogger who says she tells it like it is, wrote an open letter to her husband. She does describe him as a wonderful dad, but there was this incident that made her blood boil. Read on!

Working moms share their experiences: “I doubt work life balance and having it all is for the majority of moms”

2018-01-25 12:21

Our readers respond to the idea of working moms who happily manage to balance having a career and a family.


To the working mom of an infant

2019-04-25 21:11

A few words to the the mom who is contemplating going to work or staying at home. This is an experience of a young mom of an infant.

The Ubuntu Baba Mama talks family, work and the one thing she’d change for women everywhere if she could

2019-04-12 12:35

Being a mom, being a businesswoman, is hard work. And yet, Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba, manages to do both. With a few tips on how she manages to still spend time with her little one, and sharing her secret to believing in her brand and helping it grow (even after the whole Woolworths debacle) the working mom shares how she balances family and work life.

Here’s the letter you may not get from your boss before Christmas, but truly deserve to

2018-12-12 12:50

We don't know who needs to see this today, but we're leaving it right here for you: "When the time comes that you will have to choose between attending your sons and daughters’ school activities over a client’s needs, if you have to choose between your wife or your husband’s needs over mine as your boss – please choose them."

Serena Williams admits she wonders if she is a good mother to daughter

2018-10-16 11:14

Serena Williams has opened up about her parental insecurities as she continues to watch 13-month daughter Olympia grow up.

How to get into work mode after your fourth trimester without losing yourself

2018-09-25 12:47

Getting back to the working world after welcoming a baby can be tough. Phumeza Langa knows all about it! Here she shares her top tips on how to return to the workplace without the mommy guilt.

Serena Williams: I miss Alexis Olympia when I'm on court!

2018-07-13 12:35

Serena played in the Wimbledon final this weekend, but admits she misses her baby girl when she's on the court.

Big backlash in Japan over 'moms should care for toddlers' remark

2018-05-29 09:41

The Japanese government came under fire Tuesday after a senior MP suggested only women should raise children under three and another urged newly-weds to have at least three kids.

How Joburg moms travel (or not) to give their kids the best life

2018-04-19 13:24

This study of mothers in Johannesburg proves that cities should plan spaces to better suit women's movements and needs.

It's 2018! What is "the motherhood penalty" and why does it even still exist?

2018-01-26 11:07

We need to get rid of the motherhood penalty - the ridiculous notion that working mothers are less competent than their male counterparts.

To the working moms out there - we really can have it all

2018-01-22 14:50

Just a few women to inspire you today, reminding you that you too can have both a family and a career, if you want.

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