Today marks the official start of my maternity leave. I get that it's odd for it to start on a Bank Holiday, but it seems working full-time condensed hours confuses things when it comes to what's classed as 'holiday' and what isn't. I plan to celebrate by scoffing a cake the size of my head… Continue reading Maternity Leave Starts Here
Let's face it, whether you work or not, being a mummy is bloody hard work. Rewarding and enjoyable? Yes, but hard work nonetheless. Back in May I returned to work on full time condensed hours. This means I work 36 hours over four days instead of five so I still get to spend Friday's with… Continue reading Survival tips for busy working mum’s
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