Now, ‘Return to Work’ used to be an interview I did with each colleague after a period of absence, to make sure they were fit to return to work and that there were no underlying problems. If only my ‘Return to Work’ were so straightforward. I had NO IDEA how difficult it would be to return to […]Read More Return to Work
I think I’m ready to go back to work…or at least do some kind of work. I never planned to be a SAHM, it’s just kind of how it went, and I’ve done it for 2 ½ years now. I think I’ve had enough. I’m a bit bored. I’m not really a Mumsy-Mum. I miss […]Read More What About ME?
Right. I’ve had enough of moaning to my husband. I’ve had enough of staring at my phone like it’s going to tell me the answers. I’ve had enough of being miserable. I’ve dwelled enough. I’ve teetered on the brink of depression again, and there is no way I’m falling into that cess pit again. I’m […]Read More Moving in the Right Direction
We have gone from the income of two full time workers, to one. I can’t quite say it’s been split in half because I earnt a bit less than my husband, but it’s still significant. Any house with two full-time working parents will tell you that it is a balancing act unknown even to the […]Read More Living on a Budget: Less Money & Happier
Now, I have made rather a large hullabaloo (love that word) about giving up work, doing an Access course and returning to university in September, in order to achieve the lifestyle that I want for myself and my family. Hmmm. But what happens when your lovely turn of the century house becomes riddled with dry-bloody-rot? (Incidentally, I’ve now […]Read More When Life (in this case, mushrooms) gets in the way of Plans
I’m fairly certain that we all get irked by particular things when it comes to social media. These are the ones that gripe me the most… The Flawless Y’know the person. The one who has it all. The one who is always smiling and posting enviable status’, talking about this holiday, or that amazing gesture, […]Read More The Flawless, The Moaners, The Over-Sharers
Now, if you read this waiting for it to get soppy, you’ll be waiting a while. This is the stuff I wish I’d known, not the other stuff that everyone else bangs on about all the time…. The First Time That I wouldn’t love my baby instantly. And that it is normal The immense relief […]Read More What I Wish I’d Known About Being a Mother – The Brutal Version