Send help! Domestic, financial, spiritual... actually scrap that send gin! Lots and lots of glorious gin! You see this week marks my first week as a full time working mummy! Eek! Going back to work after maternity leave I was going to say that I was 'fortunate' enough to take a full year of maternity… Continue reading Full time working mummy
Bloody hell! Time flies when you're wrestling with a toddler during nappy changes (yup, still not cracked potty training yet). In fact, it zooms by when you're getting up at 4:30am to catch the train into central Birmingham for the nine-to-five, which first became the 8-5:30 and last week briefly became the 8 'til 8.… Continue reading How to gain an extra 6 hours a week!
I've had to take a bit of a break from the vlogging because my arm was aching from holding the camera... I jest, even my puny forearms aren't that pathetic! But seriously I am still playing catch-up on the editing and uploading from last week and thought adding more of a backlog to the pile… Continue reading Vlogged: Back to work blues?!
"He can't be ill, it's only my second week back at work...", I half joked to Nev, hoping that the 'verging on fever' reading on the thermometer was just down to teething, or equipment failure, or something - anything - other than actual illness. Elliott had been fine for most of the day yesterday. In fact,… Continue reading Chicken Pox Scare #1
Well, I survived - again! In fact my second day back from maternity leave went much better than my first. The nursery drop off was equally, if not more, painful as Elliott belted out full on snotty sobs and clung to my coat collar begging me not to leave him. I, rightly or wrongly, ended… Continue reading Notes from my second day at work
Today was my first official day back in the office since June 2015. Sure, I've completed the odd 'keeping in touch' day but they were always conducted in the safe knowledge that little one was at home playing with daddy and I would soon be back with him to spend the rest of the week… Continue reading I survived the back to work blues
It's the night before I go back to work and I'm really struggling to put how I'm feeling into words. The emotions are so mixed. Having been away from the office (with the exception of two 'keeping in touch', or KIT, days) for almost 14-months I'm obviously a bit concerned about my ability to actually… Continue reading Back to work