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…

Maternity leave anxiety… it’s a thing

It’s perfectly normal to be anxious about going off on maternity leave. Since I started writing and researching this blog, the below fears and worries are just some of the things I have heard in the struggle to let go for mothers to be. Do you resonate with any of these? “I am worried about…

Is work / life balance a myth for new parents?

A question that I am regularly asked is this; Is work/ life balance a myth for new parents? Well I think this all depends on what you mean by ‘balance’… If ‘balance’ means completely equal, then no I don’t think this is possible… ..But if you mean, can one achieve some form of balance over…

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……

Guest Blog – Introducing Rachel

Rachel works for a digital educational publisher in Oxford and lives in Witney with her husband and two-year old daughter. She is the newsletter editor for Witney and District NCT branch. Rachel re-affirms my belief that there can be life after baby and doing something for ‘you’, something you really love, can help ensure you…

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…

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…