The case for a staggered return to work after maternity leave

Sep 14 2018

I have to say returning to work so far has been pretty good. I have enjoyed the challenges thrown at me and most importantly I haven’t struggled too much with missing my daughter. Undoubtedly the reason for this is because I have been able to negotiate a staggered return to work; working just two days a week for approximately two months, before I switch it up a level and then go up to four days. The next step, however, is a complete unknown to me though and I am nervous (to say the least) about trying to make it all work.

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Tips for helping your baby adjust to the change of seasons

Aug 13 2018
tips for helping your baby adjust to the changing seasons

Remember the days when you used to look forward to the clocks going back because it meant an extra hour snuggled in bed with a cup of coffee and the morning paper…when you become a parent unfortunately these fond memories are just that – fond memories from another ‘childless’ life!

For children, adjusting to the time change can be a little tricky. When the clocks go back in October, if your baby used to waking up at 6am, they may well wake at 5am and that is a time of day you would rather not see! The key to making the transition as unnoticeable as possible is routine. Here are my top tops to ensure a pain-free bedtime for you and your little one!

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How does it feel – just ‘being mum’

Jun 09 2018

I’m Holly Pither, a PR professional, blogger, fitness fanatic, new mum to baby Amelia (nine months old) and currently on maternity leave.

When I was pregnant and people used to ask me about whether I was excited about having a baby I always responded “yes, absolutely” (well that’s what they want to hear and because, of course, it was true). However what I didn’t tell them was the very next feeling that used to hit me when they asked this; utter fear. Oh, but I wasn’t fearful about putting on weight, swollen ankles or feeling tired. I wasn’t even anxious about the long and painful birth, rather, I was fearful about leaving my job in public relations, if only for a short while.

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