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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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 →

I’ve been awarded MyBump2Baby favourite blogger badge

  More exciting news today as I have been picked to be a MyBump2Baby favourite blogger. MyBump2Baby is the UK's fastest growing baby, toddler and family directory and they have awarded me with a MyBump2Baby favourite blogger badge. MyBump2Baby is the UK’s fastest growing baby, toddler and family directory, it is full of businesses/classes/groups and events... Continue Reading →

How to make the most of your KIT days

I’ve been pretty busy recently, partly because we went away on our first family holiday (I’ll be writing about that soon) and also because I have been doing some KIT days with work. In my opinion KIT days are an essential part of returning to work, not least to ensure you have the confidence to hit... Continue Reading →

Guest post by Craig Freeman: The rambles of a Dad trying to learn how to juggle

Still love reading this one from Craig.. so good to hear a dad’s perspective.

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When you become a parent everything changes. The person you were, the life you led and the things that are important to you. Holly’s story of going from being very career driven to becoming a Mum and struggling to let her PR job go really resonated. 

I’m really lucky because I love my job. I have been at the same place for 10 years. I started there on work experience and went on to build a digital marketing team from scratch. I built strong relationships with clients and colleagues. I quickly gained a lot of responsibility which meant I was fairly constantly in demand, whether to respond to a client, pitch for new business, help a colleague take a new idea to one of their clients, discuss with the directors what other services we could be offering. Every day was different and everyday was stressful but I thrived on the…

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