• Returning To Work After Maternity Leave #MakeItWork

    19th June 2013

    I have written about returning to work after maternity leave as my first post for Gingerbread’s new blog: Make It Work. The blog was created by the single parent organisation to highlight the experiences of single parents that work. It covers some great issues that we face, but also helpful tips, humorous experiences and more. I decided…

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  • The Red Cross Baby & Child Life-Saving App: My Review

    2nd June 2013

    The British Red Cross have launched a brand new app offering parents and carers first aid advice that could potentially save a child’s life. The free app provides useful advice on a range of accidents that most parents have to attempt to deal with at some point, from choking on a sweet, nasty cuts and…

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  • Sleep..what’s that again?

    1st June 2013

    The words of Hamlet; “To sleep, perchance to dream” are so apt right now it’s untrue! I miss sleep SO much and I’m starting to feel the zombie, tell-tale signs of sleep deprivation that were constant in the first four months of Chunk’s life. For the last few days, Chunk seems to not want to…

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  • I survived the first week of work, and so did Chunk!

    9th May 2013

    It’s hard to believe that I have already completed my first week back at work, but I am glad I made it alive! On the first day I was greeted in the morning by Chunk having wet the entire bed, and amazingly I didn’t kick off due to needing to get to work on time.…

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  • Returning to work (sorry the PAID kind!)

    6th May 2013

    Tomorrow I return to work after having a year of no money, but that precious thing we call ‘time’ with my boy. Now I will have less time with my boy and even LESS money- don’t you just love how our government work?! If I rented then I could stay off work and claim housing…

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  • Our Second Holiday

    20th April 2013

    Is holiday the right word when you have kids? Most people associate holidays with rest and relaxation, well people that haven’t had kids yet, or have older or lazier children than mine!

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  • Rainy Day Hell…

    14th April 2013

    I don’t know if it’s the same for everyone else, but cold, rainy days are my idea of a nightmare these days! My son seems to get cabin fever very quickly, and if he doesn’t get fresh air he becomes a smaller, more annoying version of Taz the Tasmanian Devil; Remember the scenes when Taz…

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