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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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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Guest post from Angelica Arias (Angie)

My up hill battle with maternity leave and returning to work with mixed emotions Finding out you’re pregnant and about to become a mom for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. Well maybe a lot overwhelming! There’s so much to think about, learn, do, etc. 40 weeks may seem like a long time... Continue Reading →

Product review: Useful and beautiful don’t usually go hand in hand.. Messy Me breaks all the rules though!

I was lucky enough to be sent some Messy Me weaning products a few weeks ago to test out. I trialed the Messy Me Tunic (like a bib) and also the nappy clutch bag and change mat. Both of which are in the wild rose print. Firstly these are perhaps the prettiest baby items I... Continue Reading →

Guest Blog – Introducing Rachel

Rachel works for a digital educational publisher in Oxford and lives in Witney with her husband and two-year old daughter. She is the newsletter editor for Witney and District NCT branch. Rachel re-affirms my belief that there can be life after baby and doing something for ‘you’, something you really love, can help ensure you... Continue Reading →

Arranging KIT days – surely they shouldn’t be such a ball ache to sort?!

Ok so I get it, people taking maternity, paternity or adoption leave can be very tricky for a business. Company directors need to ensure the business continues to function well without certain staff members, they need to limit the impact on other employees and of course they need to recruit for their covers. It’s not... Continue Reading →

Maternity Mojo: Boosting your career during maternity leave

When the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her first baby, Prince George, she returned to her royal duties when he was just 1 month old. However, after the birth of Princess Charlotte, Kate opted for more time off and didn't go back to work for 4 months. This is still a lot shorter than... Continue Reading →

I’m still here, promise!

Sorry I haven’t been around much… Just a quick post from me today to say sorry I haven’t been posting much over the last few weeks. It’s been a crazy time that’s for sure. Unfortunately James, my husband, broke his neck in a rugby accident the other week. First things first, he’s ok.. I know... Continue Reading →

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