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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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 →

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