My projects

The Parent Project: Month 13 and 2

March 28, 2014
This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectI thought I had to be organised with one baby, now I have two it is completely different. There’s a lot to think about, from planning toddler meals and feeding the rest of the family to a near-military operation just to leave the […]

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The Parent Project: Month 12 (or is it Month 1?)

February 24, 2014
This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectOn 5 February we celebrated Jack’s first birthday. He was most excited by the gift of a push-along car, although it took him a couple of days to work out how to press the small button to get the music to play. Currently […]

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The Parent Project: Month 11 – Happy New Year!

January 6, 2014
This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectIt’s approaching 6am and I’ve just got Jack off to sleep again. Going against our own routine and the received wisdom about baby sleep, I let him sleep on me. After all, he has a cold. And I can’t keep lifting him in […]

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The Parent Project: Month 10

November 25, 2013
This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectI can do my project communications work for The Otobos Group from anywhere but when I work for my employer I sometimes need to travel. Nap time is about 9am and it feels weird to be north of Coventry before my son is […]

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The Parent Project: Month 9

October 16, 2013
This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectWork and making baby food do not mix. This was the scene when I tried to cook apple purée and do some work at the same time. When I sat down at the computer I said to myself that I only had 10 […]

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What does project management mean to me?

September 25, 2013

This article is part of the #pmFlashBlog. Project management. It’s what I’ve been doing my whole life, some of the time without realising. It’s how I planned my studies. It’s how I planned my wedding. It’s how I survived relocating abroad for work, and it’s how I stayed sane moving house with a 6 month […]

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The Parent Project: Month 8

September 23, 2013
This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectWork is hard, but not for the reasons you might think. I feel that I have settled back in well; I believe I’m doing a good job. And, despite waking most mornings at 4am to settle my son and then catching another 90 […]

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The Parent Project: Month 6

July 24, 2013
This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectI’m going back to work. It’s my first day in the office and on leaving the house I bump into a neighbour. In the terribly British way we have, we talk about the weather. “Isn’t this sun great?” he says. “It’s like being […]

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5 tips for returning to work after maternity leave

July 17, 2013

As regular readers will know, I’ve been on maternity leave since January, working on The Parent Project. During that time I’ve still been blogging and writing for my Otobos clients on a part-time basis, supported by my wonderful family, and my new book, Shortcuts to Success, was published. But now it’s time to take it […]

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The Parent Project: Month 5

June 24, 2013
This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series The Parent Project

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series The Parent ProjectI take it back. We aren’t getting more sleep. In fact, I’m too tired to come up with any parenting/project management cross-over lessons this month. Here is a picture of Jack’s feet instead.

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