Have I passed my probation yet?

Ok so today we reach a milestone, Amelia is five months old. I have managed to keep a tiny human alive for approximately 152 days (not to mention the time she was in my tummy). Wow haven’t we done well… So do I pass my probation? Perhaps even a promotion…? Before baby, my career trajectory... Continue Reading →

What you need to know about hiring a nanny

Having decided against sending Amelia to a nursery (personal preference) I started looking into nannies and childminders in more detail. Whilst there are a great many options available to me in the area, I realised pretty quickly that if I did want to go down the nanny route I didn't have the first clue about... Continue Reading →

Living with a reflux baby

“She’s just a baby, all babies cry”   “It must be colic” “She’s just tired” “She’s gaining weight so don’t worry about it, perhaps she’s just fussy” “It’s just a phase” “Perhaps it’s the positioning”   ….. these are just some of the infuriating comments that have been said to me during my first few... Continue Reading →

Reinventing yourself on your maternity leave – that lightbulb moment

Before I started my maternity leave, I worried it would mean a pause in my career, time off from using my brain, a year of mushy thoughts and nursery rhymes, but I quickly learnt this doesn’t have to be the case. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with taking some time away... Continue Reading →

Are you ‘One Fit Mama’? Well you can be one soon.

You may have read previously that I didn’t think there were enough fitness classes for new mums with babies outside of London. Well I was pleased to see a new class start up in Witney, Oxfordshire this January to do just that. It’s part of the One Fit Mama chain and they are popping up... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Alexia about American mat leave

Q&A with Alexia Radchouk, mom of one and currently expecting another baby Today I am ever so pleased to interview my second international mum, not only is Alexia Radchouk from Boston in the USA, she was born and grew up in Russia. She is 38 and already mum to a little boy. She is now... Continue Reading →

Guest blog by Erica Johnson, editor of Inner Parents: Three tips to prepare yourself when going back to work after maternity leave

Going back to work after your maternity leave will no doubt be a very emotional experience. Leaving your baby with someone else can be stressful, not to mention the extra stress of having to get out the door at a certain time. You want to have everything in place before hand to make it a... Continue Reading →

Panic Stations

Just the other week I wrote a blog about the fear of going back to work after the festive period and how I was very bizarrely and ironically missing that fear. I wrote that I was just desperate to experience that ‘back to work’ feeling, keen to get back into a routine and anxious to... Continue Reading →

Isn’t it ironic… don’t you think?

Fear of going back to work and the January blues? Or fear about the absence of the blues? I turned to my husband yesterday on a walk and asked him if he had the equivalent of the Sunday blues going back to work. Was he dreading the early morning commute, the long and pointless conference... Continue Reading →


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