Tag Archives : maternity leave

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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