‘Surely it’s time to have another?’

You find a boyfriend, and the question everyone asks you after you have been together a while is ‘any wedding bells?’ You get married, and then the question turns into ‘when are you having a baby?’ You have a baby, and then the question turns into ‘when are you having baby number 2?’ Anyone else […]

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Have you tried the four gift rule?

Our first Christmas with a baby was totally overwhelming – especially where presents were concerned – and we hadn’t even given him anything from us! He had 30 + presents to open on Christmas Day, and needless to say we were all a bit sick of opening them – but everyone insisted on them being […]

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A weekend in the New Forest

It was supposed to be a weekend in Paris, but, in true working mum style, i’d left it till the last minute to book tickets, and prices were extortionate! So, I needed a plan B. We needed a weekend away, and as it was in between our birthdays, and Father’s day weekend coming up, it […]

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Working mums don’t work as hard? HA!

Until I went back to work after having a child, i’ll admit, it did annoy me (just a little bit) that certain people got to leave on time every day, didn’t have to participate in the late rota, and therefore I (wrongly) perceived this as them having it ‘easy’. Fast forward to me now being […]

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Survival tips for working mums

Being a working mum is no walk in the park………! Sometimes I think i’m mad for going back full time, especially on the days i’m tired and sleep deprived……. BUT, I always try to sleep on it and (usually) always feel much better the next day, remembering why I decided to go back. Whilst on […]

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The best things about being a working mum

When I went back to work full time after maternity leave, I was apprehensive, and hoped it was the best thing to do for our family. It gives me great pleasure now, 6 months later, saying it absolutely was! I have loved going back to work, especially in a more senior role, and to make […]

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2017 – a reflection

2017, You were a busy old year for me. You were the first full year I spent with my little boy, you were the year where I spent half of the year on maternity leave and the other half back at work, you were the year where my stress levels got to levels they hadn’t […]

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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 starting 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 […]

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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 […]

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