Making Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave Easier

I've gone back to work after maternity leave three times. Each time it was an emotional wrench and a logistical nightmare rolled into one. Each time, I learned bits along the way to make things a little easier, mostly by trial and error if I'm 100% honest. Here are some tips I have to make … Continue reading Making Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave Easier

Returning to work after maternity leave, the story 12 months on

On the Tuesday after Easter last year I sat on my couch, laptop on my knee and I typed. I pounded the keyboard and wrote from the heart, words flowed and emotions simmered. I pushed back the tears as I reflected upon the year that had passed, the time spent with the kids and I … Continue reading Returning to work after maternity leave, the story 12 months on

10 Things You Should Do Before Your First Baby is Born

If you're reading this you're mostly likely expecting your first baby, or know someone who is (go on, share it with them). If you already have a baby this won't be much help to you, this list contains things that are mostly only do-able before you become a parent at all. Most of the "getting … Continue reading 10 Things You Should Do Before Your First Baby is Born

Talking maternity leave on Dublin City FM

After my appearance on HuffPost Live last week David Bell who presents Good Morning Dublin on Dublin City FM asked if I'd like to join him to talk about it this week. So, (despite being on my holidays) I had a chat with him yesterday morning about what returning to work from maternity leave is … Continue reading Talking maternity leave on Dublin City FM

Sharing my return from maternity leave tips… internationally!

Today started like an ordinary Monday. I was in a grump, there was work, meetings, errands at lunchtime and general busy-ness. You all remember that I wrote all about how I felt on returning to work from maternity leave? How it was bittersweet, and how it just all felt like maybe a solo trip to … Continue reading Sharing my return from maternity leave tips… internationally!

So long maternity leave, it’s been great knowing you

Like all good things, my maternity leave must come to an end, and that's just happened.Tomorrow I'll rise at the crack of dawn, get back into my black work gear (hopefully with black not navy tights this time), pull on the heels, trowel on some makeup and drive the 90km to work, as if I … Continue reading So long maternity leave, it’s been great knowing you