With moving on the horizon and after putting myself well and truly out of my comfort zone this week, it got me thinking about making friends. Yes,I'm no longer 5 on my first day of school but making new friends is still important. Since having Charlotte the balance has most definitely shifted in terms of… Continue reading Wanna grab a coffee…..
The phased return is now over. I'm back to work completely. Well for 3 days a week. The nursery runs are becoming the norm. All sounds pretty standard for any mum returning to work after MAT leave. The truth. My emotions are flying about all over the place like a crazy women. I feel like… Continue reading My brain has hit capacity…..
Well she is One..... actually she was one a fortnight ago but actually sitting down with 5 mins free to write about this adventure has taken those whole two weeks. All I can say really is where did my baby go? One minute they are a teeny tiny helpless soul and the next they are… Continue reading One Whole Year of Motherhood…..
My biggest fear about returning to work has been getting the balance right. Being a first time mum throws up all sorts of challenges you never knew you'd encounter. For the most part you find a way but when planning your return to work it's hard to know what will work and what won't. I… Continue reading Work, life, balance….
So our little Peanut had recently decided to just get up and walk everywhere. The buggy is no longer somewhere she is happy to be and on her feet toddling is where it's at. With this has come many a fall - mainly just onto her bum bum. No where is safe now. Our previously… Continue reading Clumsier than a clown on stilts……
In recent weeks i've done some keep on touch days at my work. When your on maternity leave you can do up to 10 in order to prepare you for the reality of going back. You get paid for these days which can be a bonus if you're in the final stretch of leave when… Continue reading KIT day – Am I ready to go back to work?
So when I was pregnant I was under no illusions that I would 'bounce back'. And quite frankly what was my pre baby body could have been quite easily been most people's post baby body. I've always been a bit squidgy but active. The gym has been my friend for a long time both for… Continue reading Why I decided to get a PT…..
We are very fortunate to have family close by (my partner's parents), that absolutely adore Peanut. She is one very lucky little girl. For some time Grandma has been offering to take her for a sleepover so we can have a night to ourselves - which is beyond kind (but it really does take a… Continue reading We had a night away…..without Peanut
So let's be honest we all feel guilt in our lives. For me it's normally after eating an entire bar of chocolate or a whole packet of biscuits (I'm a classic binge eater when the going gets tough). I feel guilty if I have to let someone down after we made plans or can't get… Continue reading Why I don’t get mum guilt……
So my little baby is 9 months old. Like when did this happen? I can't believe that I only have 3 months left on maternity leave and that soon she will be a whole year old. It's seems such a cliche to say that you really should cherish every moment but it's so unbelievably true.… Continue reading 3/4 of a year…..