Is work / life balance a myth for new parents?

A question that I am regularly asked is this; Is work/ life balance a myth for new parents? Well I think this all depends on what you mean by 'balance'... If 'balance' means completely equal, then no I don't think this is possible... ..But if you mean, can one achieve some form of balance over... Continue Reading →

Creative Ways to Make Mealtime More Fun for Picky Eaters: a guest post

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My (almost) one year old is without a doubt a picky eater. However for her it’s less about what she does and doesn’t eat and more about her fierce independence that is the issue. She is desperate to feed herself and hates it when I try to spoon-feed her.. well unless it’s a spoonful of yoghurt. So when Allison asked me if she could do a guest post on picky eaters, I jumped at the chance.

If one of your kids often refuses your meals or is unwilling to try new foods, you’ll be familiar with the difficult, time-consuming process that mealtimes can become. You may feel frustrated that you’re wasting food as well as time, and you may find it difficult to stay calm when your child isn’t eating his or her dinner for the third time in a week. Don’t give up – most children eventually grow out…

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The case for a staggered return to work

Well, tomorrow I go back to work 'for real', working four days a week, on full hours....No more phased return. No more shorter days. No more early finishes to miss the traffic and still make bath time. Tomorrow is me back to work proper... I recently wrote a piece for London Mums Magazine about the case for... Continue Reading →

Creative Ways to Make Mealtime More Fun for Picky Eaters: a guest post

My (almost) one year old is without a doubt a picky eater. However for her it's less about what she does and doesn't eat and more about her fierce independence that is the issue. She is desperate to feed herself and hates it when I try to spoon-feed her.. well unless it's a spoonful of... Continue Reading →

Q&A with PR Week

A few months ago - just before I started back at work - I did a Q&A with the team at PR Week. They wrote up a really nice piece as a result of our conversation, but we did cover some more ground, and I thought it might be nice if I shared the whole interview... Continue Reading →

Feeling like a fraud? How to overcome Imposter Syndrome

I've been back to work a few weeks now and whilst it's going well, those horrible nagging feelings of imposter syndrome have reared their ugly head a few times (both during work hours and at home). I guess it's to be expected for a new mum going back to work and trying to find some... Continue Reading →

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 →

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