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

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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

The Apology to Working Mothers Doesn’t Help Anyone. Here’s What Will.

The last few days a piece kept popping up in my timeline on social media. It's the piece that shows a smiling couple and a baby in a casual shot. The headline is "Female company president: "I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with". (Here's the LINK.) Its author Katharine Zaleski worked at The … Continue reading The Apology to Working Mothers Doesn’t Help Anyone. Here’s What Will.

The Apology to Working Mothers Doesn't Help Anyone. Here's What Will.

The last few days a piece kept popping up in my timeline on social media. It's the piece that shows a smiling couple and a baby in a casual shot. The headline is "Female company president: "I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with". (Here's the LINK.) Its author Katharine Zaleski worked at The … Continue reading The Apology to Working Mothers Doesn't Help Anyone. Here's What Will.

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