Rants of a Working Mother

I like my job. I know it’s seemingly taboo to say that as a mother, but here it is again. I like my job. I enjoy it. I work reception on a maternity ward and I like it. I like my colleagues and the job itself isn’t too taxing. I can see me staying here. I only work three days a week due to working twelve hour shifts – those can be hard but in general I enjoy them. I like my time out of the house. Sometimes it’s hard to be away from Eden, but we drive each other nuts if we’re together 100% of the time.

Something I’ve realised in the last couple of months is that it is actually not possible to be a mother and work. It’s not. Nothing about it works.  Continue reading

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REVIEW – Samsung S8+

On our recent trip to Walt Disney World Florida, mobile network Three kindly loaned us a Samsung S8+ to test out. Amy and I are both iphone people, having been with iphone since the iphone 3G when that came out what now seems like 100 years ago! Continue reading

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Potty Training Strikes!

When it comes to potty training, we’ve always taken the relaxed approach. Eden was only two in December, so we’re in no hurry. Last time we went to IKEA, we picked up a  potty and put it in the bathroom, just to get her used to what a potty was and what it was for. For the longest time, she would sit on it with her nappy on but wouldn’t under any circumstances take off her nappy.

Imagine our surprise when Eden turned to us a few days ago and announced “I want to go on my potty”.

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The End of Cosleeping?

In our house, we cosleep. We never intended to, but when Eden came home she wouldn’t settle anywhere else, so it was a quick read through of principles of safe cosleeping and away we went. It meant she got sleep and we did too. It meant that we were right beside her should we need us. It meant that she was close. It worked for us.

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Time To Talk Day – How Did It Go?

Promotion of good mental health is something that is very important to me. The promotion of self care and signposting to appropriate services is something that in my opinion makes a massive difference to anyone suffering with mental health issues. I spoke about Time To Talk Day in my last post and about how I was planning to promote the cause in my workplace – on my day off no less! Continue reading

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February 1st is #TimeToTalk Day!

I’ve written about mental health here many times. My mental health, mental health in the workplace and all kind of other things. Did you know that this coming Thursday 1st Feb is Time To Talk Day? A day where we can open up and really make some noise about the importance of good mental health.

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We Have A Two Year Old!

Technically, we’ve had a two year old for almost a month now! On December 14th, the Girl Who Changed Everything turned two whole years old. And she did it at Walt Disney World, Florida. We had a great day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios having breakfast with her Disney Junior favourites and meeting Star Wars characters. Here’s how Eden is doing at two years old…

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