Tag Archives : maternity leave

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 reached before, and in the…

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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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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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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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Yes, i’m planning to return to work – FULL TIME…….


Halfway into my maternity leave I was approached by my boss about an opportunity that was coming up – someone was leaving to do a long term secondment, and they had thought of me as a┬ápotential candidate. I was made up that they’d thought of me, especially seeing as I was on maternity leave! The job would be a promotion,…

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