It’s a Friday lunchtime. We could be at the gym, we could be reading a book, we could be running around crazy, performing any number of juggling acts, like most days, oh yes, and we could be at work… but instead we are drinking champagne, eating delicious food from The Mabel, and chewing the fat on flexibility.
The fact that we each have the flexibility to do so is worth celebrating, but for single mums, Carolyn and Priscilla, flexibility is not a luxury but a necessity.
Carolyn and Priscilla join us to chew the fat on the flexibility it takes to raise a child on your own – from deciding how many days to work once the kids are at school, to learning how to stop and smell the roses (roses?), to being able to ask for help, to feeling like you are not alone… and then there’s the conversation about … oh, that’s right, we had pressed stop by then thank goodness! There was a limit on the warts and all… just!
Carolyn and Priscilla are both human resource champions. They have both managed and developed their careers whilst raising their children, sought out the flexibility they needed, and very much kept their sense of humour throughout. They shared with us openly and candidly their challenges, what they wish they had known and what they do to make the juggle work for them. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. Thanks Carolyn and Priscilla for your generosity, openness and for the ripsnorter laughs.
Thanks to the Mabel for a great lunch.