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 →

Nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award

I had some exciting news whilst I was sitting in the hair salon getting my hair dyed brown (yes I’m no longer a blonde!) my blog has been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by the team at the Imagine Forest blog. Thank you so much Safia for your nomination, I really appreciate it and... Continue Reading →

Jump around… Jump up, jump up and get down!

As you know I’m always on the lookout for new and fun fitness classes, especially ones I can take my baby to as well. My prayers were answered the other day when I came across a new trampoline class called Boogie Bounce. Oh my gosh, I cannot tell you how fun this class looked -... Continue Reading →


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