Your heart is my heart, and I hold it in my hand

Sorry this one is a little gushy I’m afraid… So maybe I wrote my last blog about Amelia hop skipping and jumping into school a little too early. This week going into preschool has been a whole different story. Poor little thing has been very upset at the school gates and constantly telling us she…

Toddler lockdown activities

If you’re anything like me you’ll be scratching your head for new ideas on what to you with your toddler during lockdown, especially on those overcast days when you can’t get outside… Here are some of our favourite things to do, all based on recommendations from friends and family, and our old friend Google of…

Parlez-vous lockdown? The parent edition

I recently read this seriously funny piece in The Telegraph all about the 26 key terms we’re now all using as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Whilst it had me nodding away in agreement and giggling to myself at some of the references to my working life, I noticed a few key terms and…

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…

Sponsored brand collaboration and review of babyballet

A couple of weeks ago I tried a course of ballet lessons for Amelia. Being only nine months old I was a little dubious as to what she would actually get out of the classes, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The classes are part of a UK wide franchise and I attended the one at…

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…

All the single parents… now put your hands up

Massive shout out to all the single parents out there – I take my hat off to you! This past week I have been looking after Amelia by myself as James has been away with work with very little phone signal. Whilst I do the bulk of the childcare in the week anyway, I realised…