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…

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…

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…