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…

Q&A with Alexia about American mat leave

Q&A with Alexia Radchouk, mom of one and currently expecting another baby Today I am ever so pleased to interview my second international mum, not only is Alexia Radchouk from Boston in the USA, she was born and grew up in Russia. She is 38 and already mum to a little boy. She is now…

A Q&A with new mum Clare about her maternity leave

Holly: Can you introduce yourself to the readers? Hi my name is Clare, I am 38 and I live in Oxfordshire. I work at a not for profit organisation in the IT department. I have worked there for about five years and coordinate a team of six people. Holly: Great thanks Clare, great to have…

Q&A with new mum Hayley

Holly: So Hayley, aged 33 and living in Gloucestershire, is a new mum to Frankie. Congratulations to you Hayley. Frankie is just divine. So tell me about your job. I work at Cotswold Select Vehicles in Witney, Oxfordshire. I’m a sales executive. The business is owned by my brother. I have worked there for 18…

Ready, Steady, COOK!

I’m a keen chef and love to prepare something fresh and healthy most evenings. However with the baby due to arrive any time now, I have really started to worry about how James and I will continue to eat well, rather than resorting to the local takeaways. That was until I discovered COOK, the frozen…