10 good things about going back to work after maternity leave

Baby feet

I can't quite believe it, but my maternity leave is over and I go back to work next week. Nine, glorious months with my baby, gone - almost in a flash. 'Sh*t got real' about going back about a month ago, when I went in to talk to my boss and set a return date. At that ...

Appreciating all the small things

These hits of sunshine we've had some days lately have really helped me appreciate the every day, small things. On one such day I took a walk to my friend's house: she lives about an hour away. I've been walking as much as possible since having the baby, getting out with the pram, taking in some ...

How it feels taking maternity leave

Last week at work we interviewed for the person who will be covering my maternity leave. It's starting to feel very real, now I only have about 5 weeks of work left. The rest of the year stretches ahead of me like a desert, empty of the familiar but sometimes tiresome routine: alarm going off; the drive to work; dealing with tasks and ...