Welcome to the fifth trimester

Just one day to go… how does it feel? Well my time has come, I’m officially going back to work tomorrow. What a whirlwind this last year has been. It feels like only yesterday I was packing up my desk to go off on maternity leave and now I’m packing my new cream- nothing like…

Diary of a mum heading back to work

I recently spoke to New Mum Fun, Joanne Allen, about her imminent return to work and how she was feeling about leaving her little one. Joanne was kind enough to document her feelings journal style for us. I hope you enjoy her honest and open account of returning to work. Given I only have three…

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…

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…

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…

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…

My first international Q&A

My first international Q&A: Speaking with Jennifer Weedon Palazzo, founder of MomCaveTV. Today I am delighted to interview Jennifer Weedon Palazzo, the founder of MomCaveTV and mum to two kids. Jennifer is my first international Q&A as she comes from the states. She lives in the Berkshires, MA and is currently working in New York….