Going back to work after maternity leave the second time around

Going back to work after maternity leave the second time around is much harder. I’ve been back 8 weeks this week and I’m feeling shattered. Being up at night a few times then getting up at either 4:30am or 5:30am is exhausting. Plus getting everything organised the night before, you have double the pack lunches to arrange, double the spare…

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Maternity Leave Second Time Around and How It’s Different

I’m back to work in just 3 weeks. Maternity leave second time around has gone extremely fast. But then I’ve had a toddler and a baby to care for. Plus I lost my dad right at the start. Do I feel ready to go back to work? I do and I don’t. I do to have some adult company and…

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The Range Of Change: Can We Pick Up Our Career Where We Left Off, Post Baby?

For every mother out there, there can be a lot of trepidation if you take time off to have children. For those parents on maternity leave, this can cause anxiety, but for those mothers that have actively stopped their life and left their career to focus on raising their children, but are now at the point where it’s time to…

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The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #4

Welcome back to my next installment of The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #4. You can catch up with last weeks here. This week sees me at 25 weeks so only 15 weeks until my due date. To be honest because I’m having the baby at 39 weeks as planned the due date doesn’t mean much to me at the moment. Anyway…

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Make Going Back To Work Tear-Free After Maternity Leave

You won’t believe how quickly the time goes after you have your newborn. It feels like you are pregnant forever, but when your baby arrives, the time can zoom by. After all, you are getting to know your newborn and trying to adjust to your new life. By the time you manage to get into some form of routine, it’s…

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This is My Back to Work Routine

We are now three weeks into our new routine. Going back to work after 10 months off was hard. I’m currently working 3 days a week until December when I move back to the full 5 days a week. So not looking forward to that. I think 3 days is the perfect balance for us. That first Monday was hard.…

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10 Months Have Passed – My Return To Work

It’s here. I never expected my maternity leave to go so fast. Roll back 10 months I’m getting up at 4:45, that’s not true. My husband is pulling me up out of bed at 8 months pregnant to go to work on my last day. That day has come. Normality as we know it is disappearing. The next time I…

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