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

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... Continue Reading →

Learning about baby and having some fun at the same time

I recently finished a course of baby classes called Baby College in West Oxfordshire. I really enjoyed my experience at this class, so I thought I would write about it just to give you a flavour for what it’s all about. I know a few local mums read my blog, so I thought you might... Continue Reading →

Oxfordshire Zumbathon – everyone welcome at the Club BUMP event on 28th April.

Club BUMP was amazing for me when I was pregnant. Such a great class and helps so many new mums. Come and show your support! Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/Zumba4BUMP/?ref=br_rs

10 tips to negotiate a flexible return to work

I’ve just written to my boss to discuss my return to work and negotiate some flexible working. Whilst I nervously await the results and their feedback, I thought I should share with you some tips on how best to negotiate a return to work if you are looking for some degree of flexibility. Massive caveat... Continue Reading →

Yum yum Gummee mummy

I don’t often endorse products on my blog, not unless I think they are really bloody good, but I recently got sent these Gummee teething products and I thought I should post a few words on them. Because they really are bloody good! Amelia has been showing signs of teething for at least a month... Continue Reading →

#Workitout – a new forum created by Pregnant Then Screwed and Mother Pukka (and I’m lucky enough to be a moderator)

Are you worried about maternity or paternity discrimination? Do you need advice on flexible working? Perhaps you need to take legal action against an employer but don’t know where to start? Or are you returning to work after a career break and worried about how to get back in the game? If so then take... Continue Reading →

Jane Johnson, Founder of Careering into Motherhood talks about her struggle with returning to work after maternity leave

I vividly remember the call with my boss at the time. I was about 6 months into my maternity leave and he’d just told me that he didn’t think my job could be done flexibly. I asked what that meant? Was I being fired? Made redundant? No. The job was still there, but it was... Continue Reading →

What to eat when you’re expecting

A few people have sent me direct messages recently to ask me about diet during pregnancy. Whilst I have posted a few times about fitness and exercise during pregnancy, I haven’t really talked much about what to eat when you are expecting. Given I received some great tips from CABA today on just this topic,... Continue Reading →

Meeting Paula; a fitness fanatic and currently expecting her first baby

I have been following a friend (and old client) of mine on Instagram and was pleased to see her posting videos of her working out at the gym during her pregnancy. It’s so refreshing to see people embracing fitness during their pregnancy and it’s something I really endorsed when I was expecting. All too often... Continue Reading →

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