A round of applause for Pregnant Then Screwed Live

“Flipping heck and wow, what an event…” Yesterday (19th Jan) I attended Pregnant Then Screwed Live. Pregnant Then Screwed Live is a festival for parents who have been pushed out and pushed to the edge by employers who are incapable of seeing their brilliance. With sessions on confidence, flexible working, starting your own business, going self…

Maternity leave; a checklist

There is so much to think about when getting prepped for maternity leave, so let me help take the strain off with my maternity leave checklist:  Know your rights – especially when it comes to taking time off for antenatal care, pay and sick leave. Have a look at the Gov.uk website for more details. Also know your partner’s rights too. I was…

A Pregnancy Pause or career suicide?

When I was on maternity leave (not all that long ago) I came across a US campaign called The Pregnancy Pause. I had heard of this term before whilst speaking to one of my clients about maternity leave rights, but didn’t know it was an actual movement. In a nutshell, it’s a campaign to help new mums explain their baby induced hiatus to prospective employers. The main crux of…

The case for a staggered return to work

Well, tomorrow I go back to work ‘for real’, working four days a week, on full hours….No more phased return. No more shorter days. No more early finishes to miss the traffic and still make bath time. Tomorrow is me back to work proper… I recently wrote a piece for London Mums Magazine about the case for…

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……

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…