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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide (2017)

Father’s Day is just around the corner and for us it’s our first ever one which will make it that extra bit special! The problem we have though, is that Daddy S HATES novelty gifts, so no mugs / keyrings etc, which makes buying just that little bit more difficult! So, it’s time for me […]

Operation “get my body back” – Month 1

A month or so ago I decided enough was enough! It was time to stop being a couch potato and hiding under baggy jumpers and start getting fit, so that I was able to fit into my pre-baby clothes for when I started work in 2 months time. I joined the gym, and started looking […]

You have to be in it to win it, right?

Brilliant bloggers? I can think of lots! Since I started my blogging journey 9 months ago there have been many bloggers who have inspired and influenced me, in all aspects of my life, but especially parenting. Those who have made me realise that it’s ok to want to be a working mum, those who share […]