Resources and online groups for working mothers/ parents:

 facebook_icon_by_x_1337_x-d5ikwkm[1] Working Moms Facebook Group

A place to ask questions on anything from what to buy your childminder for her birthday to how to ask your boss for a four-day-week.

You can join and just read, ask your own questions, or comment on other posts to share the wisdom. This is a closed group so your boss won’t see your posts!

Some practical Office Mum blog posts for working parents:

24 tips for working parents: balancing work and home

Seven tips for going back to work after maternity leave

Rebuilding confidence after maternity leave

Tips for finding a childminder (nanny)

Seven good reasons to consider working from home

Five big tips for going back to work after maternity leave (in Mums and Tots)

Pregnancy Care Package: Tips for expectant parents

From the experts: Tips for working mothers 

Women can do it all – time management tips for working parents (Examiner)

Flexible work – here’s how to get it (HerFamily)

How to cope with life after maternity leave (Independent)

Tips for working parents with children in school (HerFamily)

The trick to to surviving the workplace as a parent (HerFamily)

The ultimate 12-step guide to being a working mum (HerFamily)

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Searching for childcare:

If you’re interviewing childminders to mind in your home, you might find this list of interview questions useful

Employing a Nanny: A Guide to Tax Obligations : A useful document from explaining how to pay tax and make tax returns if employing a nanny:


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Parenting help

If you need help with any aspect of parenting, try:

Aoife Lee at

Val Mullally at

Joanna Fortune at Solamh

Maternity leave:

Know Your RIghts – Taxation on Maternity Benefit – by Martina from

Know Your Maternity Leave Rights – by me for


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Interviews with mothers:

read about how other mothers manage the juggle in this series of interviews

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Just some of the fabulous women who took part in the interview series
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