Hi, my name is Amy, I’m a mother of two gorgeous girls born three years apart and am currently on parental leave. I have a professional interest in gender equality in the workplace and started my career as a statistician though I’ve since drifted into policy and economic analysis.
I have primarily started this blog to keep myself sane while off work. Isolation and extreme boredom caring for a newborn can get most women down. I love and adore my girls, but my brain needs to tick over occasionally.
So what will I write about? Mainly observations about children, life, gender, food and politics (in no particular order).
What is ‘the mummy track’? It’s a phrase used to describe what often happens to women who exit the workforce to have children and their experience when they return to work. These often include a lack of career development, promotional opportunity and general exclusion from workplace participation.