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February 23, 2017
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Here’s What Happened When I Went Back To Work

Last week I started a new job. I’ve been at home with my little monkey for over a year now and I have loved having this time together. I won’t lie, there have been tough days…okay many tough days. She headed into the ‘Terrible Twos’ much earlier than I expected […]
February 3, 2017
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Identity Crisis: More Than A Mum

I cried in bed the night before I started my new job. Although my kids were sleeping just down the hall, I missed them with every single cell in my body. One more day. One more day to stay home with them. I wanted one more day of dropping my […]
February 2, 2017
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And Then Mummy Went Back To School

Just over seven years ago, my first baba was born. Time has gone by in an instant. Big Girl is now in first class and Small Boy has started attending pre-school five mornings a week. Since Big Girl was born, I have not worked outside the home. I thought long […]
January 17, 2017
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Why Working From Home Is A Myth

The stay-at-home versus working-mum debate rages on, and unlike some questions (such as “is Donald Trump a clown?”), there isn’t a definitive answer. There are pros and cons to both, and what’s right for one woman won’t be for another. Sometimes there’s no choice – going back to work may […]
November 11, 2016
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Do You Find Yourself Or Lose Yourself On A Career Break?

One of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made during my 14 working years is the decision to take a career break. A break that I’m currently almost half way through. Now I’ve done it for a very specific reason, in a very protected way and thankfully, with a very supportive […]
September 23, 2016
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I’m In Mourning. Pay Day Mourning

Yes, I miss it. The buzz of pay day. Now that I’m a full-time stay at home Mum, that day is gone. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not moaning about the lack of cash,(although more would be nice. Financially we’re ok. It’s just that feeling of holding your payslip on […]

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