Posts Tagged ‘maternity leave’

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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Welcome to the fifth trimester; diary of a PR girl after maternity leave

Aug 20 2018

I went back to work the other week after almost a year of maternity leave and I have to say that, so far, I am really enjoying it. I was incredibly nervous before I went back with all sorts of thoughts and fears running through my head. Of course, many of those fears are still there, but at the same time, and as the days go on, they are also lessening in their intensity somewhat. 

To give you an idea, I decided to keep a little diary of how I felt prior to going back in comparison to how I am feeling a few weeks in to highlight just what a rollercoaster of emotion this whole process has been. Perhaps you might resonate with a few of these too?

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10 Things to do before your maternity leave ends

Jun 29 2018

The end of my maternity leave is now in sight and I’m now starting to worry about the things I should do before this precious time is up. Have I made the most of this time with Amelia? Will I look back on this time and wish I had done something? Will I regret not going away more? Not going out more? Not sharing certain memories with her?

With this in mind, I asked my parent friends and followers a question; what’s the one thing you wish you had done whilst on maternity/paternity leave and didn’t get to do?

This is what they said……

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