A letter to the other candidate……


Dear K, We have worked together now for almost 6 years in total, both moving from one organisation to another. Although we haven’t always had the best relationship, we have managed to remain civil, and have a natter every now and then. When I left for maternity leave, it was all very exciting as it was my first baby, you…

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Christmas Gift Guide – for Mama!


It’s November, bonfire night is over, and therefore that can only mean 1 thing……. it’s time to think about Christmas!!!!! For my christmas gift guide, I am starting with the most important group of people – all of the mums out there! So, if you are looking for a present for the fellow female, who is always thinking about everyone…

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Starting nursery soon? How to make it a success!


Having been through it, and worrying about it for so long, I thought i’d share some of things that I feel have made┬ástarting nursery easier for us……. the things I feel like you all need to know! Try to control your emotions As well as being tough for your baby, the emotions we go through at that point are immensely…

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Returning to work after maternity leave (full time!!!)


“You’re crazy” “But why?” “Are you sure?!” “Really?” “Oh!” Just some of the comments I received when I told people I was returning to work after maternity leave – full time. For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know that I was offered a new job whilst on mat leave, which was a really exciting opportunity for me.…

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Nursery – the first few weeks……


Little one due to start nursery soon? Read on…….. I couldn’t believe how quickly the start of nursery came about…… just a few months before, I had felt as though my maternity leave was dragging a little, and then the last few months just flew by!! We had picked our nursery when he was just 3 months old (which I…

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Red meat & healthy meals = a happy family!


Now that the weather is turning colder, comfort meals during the week are a must. There is nothing better than eating a hot meal indoors whilst in your comfiest clothes. But, how do we make comfort meals healthy? For me, comfort food used to be carb and fat central – not good! After having the little man, I now think…

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A letter to my firstborn at the end of maternity leave


My gorgeous baby boy, I can’t believe a year has come to an end already. Everyone told me that it would go quickly, but I don’t think I appreciated just HOW quickly it would disappear.  This really has been an extraordinary year for us both! At the beginning, it was about us both getting to know each other, and now…

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Maternity leave – expectations vs reality


Now that i’m coming to the end of my first maternity leave, it’s safe to say that some of the expectations I had for my “year off” were VERY unrealistic and dreamy!   Expectation: Lots of time to watch box sets Reality: I think I have managed one box set in the early days after giving birth, whilst breastfeeding *constantly*,…

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Healthy Snacks – thank you Organix!


Since we started weaning 5 months ago, the one thing I was adamant about was that I wanted to make sure the little man’s diet was better than ours! We LOVE crisps in our household, a bit too much! But, I don’t want him growing up the same way. However, when we eat lunch together and have sandwiches, it’s nice…

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Nursery – is it really that bad?!


In 6 weeks time, it’ll be all change again! I’ll have just had a year off work for the first time, and have gone through more emotions than I ever knew were possible! Plus, I managed to bag myself a promotion that I didn’t think would happen for at least 5 years. So, all in all, it’s been a busy…

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