And almost as soon as it began, it was over. Today was my last official day of maternity leave. I’m not in work tomorrow as Thursday is one of my days off but I am back to the day job on Friday.  The past 10 months have gone so quickly but it feels like G has always been here. Already those early newborn days seem a distant memory. We did have plans to go to the Trafford centre today, a potter around the shops, a bit of lunch but my baby boy has had a bit of a cold so… View Post

It has been a wonderful 10 months but the reality is the return to work is looming.  I’m going to miss G and the school run with O but there is the tiniest part of me that is looking forward to it.  I know within a week of my return I’ll be regretting that sentence but I am excited about seeing my work friends, having a chat over lunch and having a bit of alone time after school has finished. One of the things I am really excited about is getting dressed for work again.  I feel like I have been… View Post

I have very mixed feelings about this Friday seeing as it is my last one on maternity leave.  Next week I’ll be getting up when the alarm goes and getting ready to go to work.  It has been playing on my mind a lot this week and has left me feeling a bit rubbish, which has then annoyed me because I feel I should be making the most of the last few days of maternity leave.  I’m not going to lie, I’m dreading the return (especially after seeing my timetable) but I just keep telling myself it’s only for three… View Post

Growing up I never pictured myself as an all boy mum.  Equally I didn’t picture myself as an all girl mum either.  Coming from a family with one of each that is how I saw my future, not for any particular reason other than it was what I knew.  The majority of my friends came from one of each families and it just seemed the norm. Fast forward to present day and I am a fiercely proud boy mum, and I love being the only girl in the house.  We’ve had the inevitable “Will you be trying for a girl?”… View Post