When I returned to work full-time (admittedly, a lot sooner than I had planned) I was nervous of the impact it would have on our family life, and on me.  After a rocky first few weeks we found a routine and it seemed to work for us.  I was in the honeymoon period of my new job and, despite living through five months of chaos as we extended our house, we coped and I was happy to be back in the workplace again. Naively, I thought we’d cracked it, but this year so far has been tough from a working… View Post

At the weekend I was scrolling through my Instagram and came across this post from the end of September… Four weeks into full time work and I’m not going to lie, I’m knackered. The boys are knackered! O is struggling to get used to the longer days with breakfast and after school club, and G cries every time I leave him at nursery. My nails are a disgrace and I’m missing my old work friends more than I ever thought I would. Okay, moan over and time to look forward to the weekend. Me and the boys have new PJ’s,… View Post

Did I mention I’m starting my new job soon?  Actually I’m starting tomorrow so obviously what has been worrying me A LOT is what to wear on my first day.  Technically it’s a training day but I’ve been advised it’s casual but not too casual, which sent me into a bit of a panic. Not too casual means jeans are out of the question, and I have debated whether a denim dress counts as too casual (I decided it did) and when I inspected my wardrobe there wasn’t anything that I would feel confident in.  And I need to feel… View Post

I wasn’t planning to return to full time working, certainly not in the short term.  If I’m being honest I wasn’t sure I would ever return to working five full days again but life has a funny way of throwing you a curveball just when you think you have everything sorted out. For a long time now my career hadn’t really been at the forefront of my mind.  If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know we were busy concentrating on trying to complete our family.  Whilst I wasn’t particularly happy in my current job I wouldn’t have felt… View Post