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 today was the day my boy returned to school after 6 not so long weeks. Like almost everybody in the country we had the obligatory first day back at school photo. Which of course was then posted on Facebook (and Twitter, Instagram…) This will no doubt be the only school day in the year … More Back to School Feelings
1. My career became less important. For as long as I can remember pre kids, life was all about my job and career. I was so eager to climb the ladder as quickly as possible and nothing else really mattered. Until I had kids. I remember putting off having a family, as I was scared … More 10 Things…that changed when I became a Mummy
1. Watching my son sing and dance at the school fete. I hadn’t realised the school had been rehearsing a song to perform at the fete, so it was a real surprise. My son stood in the front row and as soon as the music started he wiggled his hips from side to side. He … More My Weekly Happy List: Week 22
My week at a glance this week features these lovely photographs… My daughter feeling pleased with herself for being able to join in with her brother, now she can stand. My new blogging notebook! Exciting! For all my to do lists and ideas! My son proudly showing me the monkey picture he’d done at after … More My Week at a Glance 24/5/15
1. Of course this week top of my list is completing my first 10K run! A most amazing achievement and feeling. I’ve got the running bug now! 2. My little girl coming on physically. My little girls been crawling now for a couple of weeks and is now super confident standing up aided and is … More My Weekly Happy List: Week 14
That dreaded moment when you collect your child from nursery and as your about to leave, they reach there arms out to their carer – yep that happened to me today! So after 8 weeks of being in childcare my little girl in that moment, wanted to be in her carers arms not mine. What … More Nursery: A Reflection
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….
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
It was a really tough week last week. A week full of emotion, guilt and tears. Firstly, it was my first week back at work. This has been such a difficult transition for me. My heart strings pulled as I dropped my baby girl off at nursery. As I passed her over she looked at … More It’s been emotional….