My biggest fear

I started my career in PR just over 10 years ago and it has been a whirlwind from start to finish. I progressed quickly and I worked incredibly hard. Early on in my career, when I worked in London, I could end up doing 12 hour days, staying later in the office well after everyone... Continue Reading →

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Welcome to the fifth trimester

Just one day to go… how does it feel? Well my time has come, I’m officially going back to work tomorrow. What a whirlwind this last year has been. It feels like only yesterday I was packing up my desk to go off on maternity leave and now I’m packing my new cream- nothing like... Continue Reading →

Diary of a mum heading back to work

I recently spoke to New Mum Fun, Joanne Allen, about her imminent return to work and how she was feeling about leaving her little one. Joanne was kind enough to document her feelings journal style for us. I hope you enjoy her honest and open account of returning to work. Given I only have three... Continue Reading →

Taking a break and getting back to nature with Forest Holidays – a sponsored review of our trip away to Deer Park, Cornwall

My husband and I wanted to take a little holiday with Amelia (now 10 months old), but couldn’t face going abroad with all the baby kit, so we opted for South East Cornwall instead (praying for the hot weather to continue). We had been recommended a holiday company called Forest Holidays, who have locations all... Continue Reading →

Guest post: how maternity leave can drastically differ the second time around

Guest post by Gemma from Mummy’s Waisted Gemma, mum of two, tells us about how she dealt with two bouts of maternity leave and reveals how her second maternity leave changed her perception on her career.  “I have two children, now aged five and three, so have had two bouts of maternity leave. My return to... Continue Reading →

Busy mum? Five speedy recipes you can throw together in 10 minutes

Guest post from Rosie, editor of www.rosieandtherecipes.com Disclaimer: I’m not a Mum and I’m not pregnant either. Intrigued? Read on. Firstly, a little bit about me. I’m Rosie, a normal gal who lives in Hampshire. I’ve always loved sport but equally always loved food, and lots of it. Sadly for me, I gained a lot of... Continue Reading →

Being a mum is about making tricky decisions…which somehow always make you feel guilty

It feels like it’s time to give you a bit of an update on me. The eagle eyed of you may have seen a few of my recent blogs have alluded to the fact that I’m starting to prepare to go back to work after my maternity leave and doing my KIT days. Well the... Continue Reading →

How employers can help their staff with KIT days

I wrote this piece for a publication focused on employee rights and HR. Whilst I know it is focused on the employer, rather than the employee, I do hope it gives you some tips about how best to work with your boss/ line manager etc to make your transition back to work a little easier...... Continue Reading →

Sponsored brand collaboration and review of babyballet

A couple of weeks ago I tried a course of ballet lessons for Amelia. Being only nine months old I was a little dubious as to what she would actually get out of the classes, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The classes are part of a UK wide franchise and I attended the one at... Continue Reading →

Clock is ticking.. what are the 10 things I should do before my mat leave ends?

I recently asked my parent friends and followers a question; what’s the one thing you wish you had done whilst on maternity/paternity leave and didn’t get to do? Here are their top 10 Kelly Allen, a fellow blogger said: “I wish I had gone for a meal completely by myself with a good book. No... Continue Reading →

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