Year 1 with a baby: 10 things I couldn’t have lived without

Back in the early days (which feel like forever ago now!) I wrote a couple of blog posts which sang the praises of the things which kept me sane, kept me functioning or kept me fed throughout the first 6 months of Motherhood. (For those of you who missed them then please take a look at 0-3 months and 3-6 months.) When I got to 9 months I considered doing another post, but things had become a little more predictable

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It’s time to tackle ‘The Guilt Complex’

I am suffering from a quite severe and long-running affliction. “What is it?” I hear you wonder. Well I shall tell you…it’s guilt. Yes, guilt. And it’s just a little feeling of unease or regret that I suffer from; It’s the kind of guilt which eats away at me and makes me question my decisions throughout every day.

Top 5 reasons why going back to work is great

I’ve done the nerve-wracking, stomach-churning reasons why I am not looking forward to going back. Now it’s time to call out the good things, the things that will encourage me to skip out the front door in the morning. Because let’s face it, full time child care involves dealing with one of the less flexible demographics in society (Try asking an 11 month old to wait 2 minutes for the bowl of fruit they’ve just seen you get out the

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Top 5 reasons why I am anxious about going back to work

As mentioned in a previous post, I am going back to work mid-January, after what will have been 13 months off work. Having┬ánever taken more than 2 weeks off in a row before that point (and I’ve only done that twice at that!) during the entirety of my 10 year career, it was and still is a long time to be away in my mind. I was very good at my job and hopefully will find I remain so. But

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2016 – the year I go back to work *gulp*

2015 was the year of Maternity Leave. I finished work in December 2014 with over a year to focus solely on becoming a mother and all that entails. But now, suddenly, I find myself 16 days away from being back in the office and that’s both daunting and exciting in equal measure. It’s also another big point of change in my life just after I had got settled in to a routine – from next week H starts nursery three

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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