When I pictured my life it always went along the lines of: work for a bit, qualify (maybe?), buy a house, build up some savings, get married, have children and then change career to something much less intense to allow me to spend more time with my babies. But of course, things change. So here … Continue reading Going back to work – T minus 3 days
Any decision is a big decision when it comes to your children but one decision was relatively easy for us to make. Shared parental leave (SPL). I have collaborated with Mr G on this post to explain the reasons, from both points of view, why we've chosen to split the leave. First of all, some … Continue reading Shared Parental Leave – why it’s an obvious choice for us
We had a great day celebrating Mr G's big birthday on Saturday (although he doesn't think it was a big birthday...) so I thought I'd share the highlights! I loved this banner that I picked up in Hobbycraft: it's really good quality and will definitely be coming out for birthdays in the future (I'm on … Continue reading Quarter of a century – Mr G’s birthday
Most mama's want to try to breastfeed their babies but I felt differently (for reasons I won't get into now.) I told myself I wanted to mix feed but, if I'm honest, more for the calorie burn than anything else. In reality I was terrified of breastfeeding and really didn't even want to give it … Continue reading Fed is best – my breastfeeding story
I'm currently sitting on a train after spending the morning in the office for the first time in four and a half months and, for the first time since Saskia was born, I feel excited about going back to work. Now, that may be because I've been deleted off the computer system so haven't actually … Continue reading Returning to work – my first experience in the office after maternity leave
So, anyone who's be keeping track of my Insta will know that last week I had a "this needs to be sorted!" moment after spending an unusual amount of time in my dining room studying. Can you blame me?! So, after a little persuading on my part to get the Mr on board, we set … Continue reading Dumping room to Dining room
Mr G and I are going through hell at the moment. My poor little darling is just so unsettled. Since she's been born, Saskia has been amazing. Such a calm, settled, happy little baby but over the past few days that's all changed. I feel close to tears as I write this because something is … Continue reading Is my baby teething?