Why oh why did I feel so guilty for taking two days off work to take care of my sick daughter? I’m lucky working for the NHS as I can use emergency parental leave days for when the children are poorly, which are fully paid. You can have up to 10 a year if needed, … More Why do I feel so guilty? Time off work when your child is sick
So I’m back to work. It’s been about 8 weeks now, although I’ve had a lovely 2 weeks off for Easter! Work actually feels more normal than I thought it would. Don’t get me wrong I still feel great anxieties about my capabilities in balancing motherhood and a stressful job. However, when I’ve been at … More Back to work, back to reality….
This is my 10 things I’m loving in photos and in this post I’m focussing on the things I love around my home. I’ve taken some time to appreciate all the lovely things I have in the house, that make it our home. Of course at the top of the list is photographs. You can … More 10 things I’m loving in photos: In & around my home right now
So me and the hubby have been wondering why our boy has suddenly been playing up. It’s honestly like living with a teenager not a nearly 5 year old! The attitude has been unbelievable and he answers back wanting the last word in every conversation. It’s really taken us by surprise as parents and we … More My boy misses me
This has been a bit more challenging this week as I’ve been so poorly again and down in the dumps. But as always my two children and hubby prevail so there’s always something happy to reflect on! 1. My husband brought me a lovely plaque for my kitchen. Itbsimply reads ‘being part of a family … More My weekly happy list: week 3
Thanks youbabymemummy this is a great idea to capture all those happy moments. There’s always more than you realise too! 1. My son getting ‘child of the week’ at school for his efforts and concentration when learning his reading and writing. I am sooooo amazed at this, as normally his concentration is zero. Very proud … More My weekly happy list
It’s the weirdest feeling knowing when your having your baby. No living on the edge wondering when that spontaneous labour will start. It’s one of the hardest decisions I’ve made. Going from being determined to have a VBAC (a term I’d never heard of before) to having a planned c-section. It’s a decision I couldn’t … More My baby girl
So it’s here, the night before my return to work. The 2nd February has arrived! Typically I am poorly with a cold and cough. Surprisingly I have a ‘lets just get on with it’ attitude. So I’m ill, so I’m going back to work, it’s happening, let’s just do this! I feel this is my … More Working mum countdown day 1 !!
This is a great idea to focus on all the positives in your life and help you re-focus. Curtesy of Cathy Lavitoire at http://www.sweetthings.blogspot.co.uk This is my thankful list. I’m sure there are more things that could or should be listed (!) so may be added to/updated over time! But this is my first go. … More My Thankful list!
<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13545693/?claim=f2sh96aejcs”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> I should be the happiest woman alive, I have a wonderful husband, am blessed with two gorgeous children and have a promising career. Yet I’m sat here wondering what makes someone depressed. Why me. Is there something in me, my genes, that makes me more prone? Maybe it’s … More Working mum countdown day 10