HOW TO: Survive the return to work after maternity leave

I’ve been back working full-time for 2 months now and I’ve taken a longer break from blogging than anticipated. Mainly because I haven’t figured out how to fit everything all in and blog as well. ¬†Granted many have trodden this path before, but my goodness how on earth do they do it?

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HOW TO: Get a baby to take their medcine

We had an awful week last week.  Completely awful. It broke me, and it broke big dude too. Hence the reason this blog post is late.  There was a case of hand, foot and mouth, followed with impetigo, and the beginnings of a chest infection.  Not forgetting the normal teething drama. Continue reading →

HOW TO: Pick yourself up

I’ve not had the greatest week.  Mummying is tough!
Being an only child, I need alone time to recharge. The only time I’ve actually had time to myself (i.e. without a little person attached to me, or without any adults talking to me) is when I went for a job interview during maternity leave (there’s a post coming up about that). I was also fairly independent pre-baby – regularly jetting off half way around the world for a holiday by myself, trotting around the country for business, having regular days out without anyone there and able to do anything at the drop of a hat. Continue reading →

HOW TO: Not bake with your baby

I had a disaster of a bake with little dude.  The awesome Scissors Paper Scone wrote this amazing blog post  on baking with young children which made me really want to get off my buttocks and do some baking. I used to love baking pre-baby so I thought it couldn’t be that hard with a baby attached.  Oh and I wanted cake, I always want cake.  What could go wrong right?! Continue reading →

HOW TO: Survive a baby stomach bug

Little dude has had a stomach bug for the last few of weeks.  We’ve had all shades of poo ranging from yellow to green (the lime green poo freaked me out a bit!).  It’s been endless changing of nappies and arms deep in poo.  It’s been exhausting but thankfully we’re at the end of it now.  I’ve got some little tips below to help you through this period if it’s happening to you.  Most of them are blindly obvious. However, if you’re suffering from baby brain, sometimes it’s nice to have the bleeding obvious pointed out. Continue reading →

HOW TO: Self-care is not selfish – the importance of self-care for mums

This Tuesday I had a day out sans baby. My mum was babysitting little dude while I went up into London for lunch with a cheeky glass of wine and a meeting.  This was the first time since little dude was born that I had a full day to myself. The best part of the day was that I had an hour where there was no plan what so ever so I went for a walk along the Southbank. I cannot begin to describe how energised I felt after it. Continue reading →

HOW TO: Deal with a newborn cold when you’re ill too

I have a cold again.  I feel terrible – coughing, sneezing, my nose has turned into a broken tap.  My other half was gently (yeah right) nudging me all of last night, because the noise that was coming out of me while sleeping was comparable to a pneumatic drill.  I almost didn’t write this post because I feel so ill.  Woe is me. Continue reading →