Gemma Johnson

Gemma Johnson

CEO. The mum behind MyFamilyClub

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Flexible working requests: A manager’s perspective

After my first child was born, I managed to negotiate going back to work part-time, so I started with two days per week, building...
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We’ve all faced the dilemma: should we go out to a restaurant with our...

Please note: MyFamilyClub Dining Club will be discontinued from 1 September 2013. We’ve all faced the dilemma: should we go out to a restaurant with...
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Pleased to be welcoming Afro Bean into the household

To say I was shocked to find out I was almost four months pregnant was an understatement. As one of three children (I was one...
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Santa Claus mankini – one soon to be very lucky owner

So you know how it goes as you get nearer to Christmas. You hide the presents in places you think the kids will never...
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Introducing Spaghetti Legs & Afro Baby

Spaghetti Legs (of the cooked variety) was born on the 19 July 2007, two weeks premature. Weighing in at 6lbs 12oz with a Mohican...
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Spaghetti Legs’ first day at Big School

Sending my son off to school aged four years and two months really upset me, and for the life of me I just couldn’t...
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Cheer up love, you look like a chopping board!

I love, love, love absolutely anything quirky or gadgety for the kitchen. In the next 10 years I will need a kitchen the size...
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Why I signed the childcare vouchers petition

Childcare costs are our biggest expense after the mortgage, so childcare vouchers are a lifeline for my family budget. Which is exactly why I...
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Mother’s Day hijacking

What are my plans this Mother’s Day? Well, I was planning on lording it around the house in a face mask, a bathrobe and...
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Money worries during maternity leave forced me back to work early

In the process of setting up MyFamilyClub I’ve had to put many presentations together and talk passionately about why I wanted to help parents...
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