How Flexible Working Allowed Me to Return to Work

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to go back to work, but that it didn’t make financial sense for me to do so. Following the birth of my youngest son, I just couldn’t afford to pay for the nursery fees it would incur to return to my previous job as an event coordinator at a local hotel, even part time. I made the...

Mummy Mondays – Things I’ve Learnt from My 7 Years as a Mum

Back in September my eldest child, Cameron, turned seven. When I was pregnant with him, I had absolutely no idea what being a parent actually entailed. I assumed, wrongly, that having a baby would be fairly straightforward and that you would pick everything up right away. Having now had three children, and having experienced my fair share of parenting milestones along the way, I figured it was about time I...

A Little Father’s Day Message for Ed 

I wanted to write a post today, because I don’t think I show Ed how much I appreciate him. It’s easy to live day to day, when you’re in a relationship, where you get by, without showing somebody how much they mean to you. It’s easy to take somebody for granted, to not let them know how you really feel.  Father’s Day is a hard one since having children myself....

10 Little Things You Take for Granted Before Becoming a Mum

When I was pregnant with Cameron I had the usual ‘helpful’ advice from others. “Stock up on sleep now because you won’t get any for years once they’re born” and “Try and enjoy your pregnancy, this is the calm before the storm”. What nobody actually prepared me for was the normal everyday things that you take for granted before having kids, that suddenly feel like total luxuries as a parent....