That Thing Which We Must Never Speak Of

I’m not a superstitious person. I will walk under ladders, open umbrellas inside, put new shoes on the table and say ‘Macbeth’ out loud in the theatre all without fear of bringing bad luck upon myself or my nearest and dearest. Even so, my journey into the world of parenthood so far has left me fairly convinced that there is one area in life that should always be treated with the utmost caution. I have become superstitious about just one thing. Continue reading

The Highs and Lows of Maternity Leave

For many women maternity leave is that wonderful time we get to put our working lives on hold for a bit and stay at home, learning the ins and outs of our brand new job- motherhood. There are some wonderful perks to maternity leave. There are also some less than wonderful aspects to time at home with little more than a baby for company. These are some of the highs and lows from my experience.

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Sleep Envy

Sleep envy. It’s a real thing, and I’m slightly ashamed to say I’ve got it. I try not to show it but every time a mother at a baby group mentions how their little one has ‘slept through since he was 10 weeks old’ I feel myself rapidly going a Shrek shade of green with jealousy. What I wouldn’t give for a good nights sleep. Continue reading