Category Archives: Work

The Mat-Leave-Mourn

It was a sombre day yesterday. Literally a bit like a funeral. Highly emotional, all just a bit… sad. Constantly on the brink of a tear. As if to underline the mood, the heavens opened up and we had rain … Continue reading

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4 weeks til D-Day: May every day be like today

Today is my very first day of mat leave. If I’m honest, this means I have no tiny knot in my stomach as I anticipate reading all the emails on my blackberry, awaiting the ‘super urgent, you should have done … Continue reading

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Day 350: My first day back at work

My first day proper. I have had 2 KIT days and today I think I can say they helped. My first official day back at work was not like ripping a plaster off a weeping scabby wound: anticipating the pain… … Continue reading

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Day 336: Why is leaving them so hard?

Yesterday I had a KIT day- a ‘Keeping In Touch’ day. Personally I think companies should use it to keep in touch midway through maternity leave rather than at the end (it might help mums feel less isolated and encourage … Continue reading

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Day 329: Selfish?

In my run up back to work I’ve decided to hit the gym hard. I started at home with DVDs autumn of last year and this January we signed up to our local gym which has an ace creche. These … Continue reading

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Day 152: The work dilemma

I wanted to discuss a more serious topic today on this, Lo-Lo’s 5 month birthday and my 200th post- the work dilemma. Bottom line is having kids is disruptive, no matter how much you want and love them. Both parties, … Continue reading

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