2019 – M.I.A

As the year draws to a close – I’M BACK!!!!!!! And, I couldn’t be more pleased! Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@mummysetra) are probably up to date with my 2019 journey, but for those of you who don’t – you may have thought i’d given up on my blog?! WRONG! So, where […]

Why i’ve never appreciated Crimbo Limbo – until now!

Crimbo limbo – the time between Christmas and New year – also known as Twixmas? Say what? How is that the case? What’s it got to do with Twix?! (Nothing I know, but that’s what the word makes me want….. a twix!) It’s 11 years since I finished uni and started working full time, and […]

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 […]

From teething to brushing – our journey so far!

TEETHING hit us very early on when the little man’s first tooth came through at 3 months old! We had a few products that really helped us with the early teething journey, which can be found in one of my earlier blog posts. One of those products was the Brush-baby teether which we ended up using for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]