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in Motherhood - My Journey, Parenting

Maternity Leave – having the balls to do your own thing

This is something very relevant to me at the moment and to a lot of other women I’ve met over this last 10 months.

When I went off on maternity leave for the first time, I was so utterly excited to be embarking on the next chapter of my life and to meet out baby and become a mum. That’s all I wanted to focus on, think about and work towards. It’s such a privilege to be a mother that I didn’t want to miss a single second of it. So I vowed that work would take a backseat temporarily and I’d concentrate on myself and my family.

That’s exactly what I did.Continue reading

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in Parenting

5 toys for 1 year olds

So my little one is growing ridiculously quickly and her 1st birthday is only a couple of months away (eek!). It’s got me thinking that a baby’s 1st birthday is probably one of their most important (even if they don’t remember it). And inevitably it’s an excuse for me to go shopping for some new toys, as she takes quite a lot of entertaining these days!

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in Family Holidays, Parenting, Travel

Top Holidays with Kids

We’ve just got back from a week’s holiday in Wales, which I’ll be writing about shortly and I’m already thinking about our next trip away. I know, I know, we’ve only just been to the slopes too, but I feel like we’ve been so busy recently with lots of big changes in our lives and I just want to make the most of the precious time we have as a family.

I’ve been thinking back to our past travels, both before and since we had our baby girl and am having a serious case of wanderlust!Continue reading

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