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Follow Friday #48

I've been catching up on the 2,000+ blog posts I've bookmarked, so there are some slightly older links here this week. They're all goodies though, so make yourself comfortable and have a gander. Baby A woman has dared to suggest that working non-mothers should be entitled to me-ternity leave. I could punch her in the… Continue reading Follow Friday #48

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10 reasons why maternity leave is not a holiday

It's 2016 yet we still live in an age where maternity leave is treated like a holiday; like a luxury. Fortunately, in the UK, new mothers are entitled to up to a year 'off work' to raise their children and the opportunity to return to work part-time to accommodate the new addition to their lives.… Continue reading 10 reasons why maternity leave is not a holiday

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Some thoughts on returning to work after maternity leave

There's an episode of How I Met Your Mother where Ted and Marshall are talking about what life will be like when they're no longer living together and are all "that's something for Future Ted and Marshall to worry about". That's how I felt through most of my pregnancy. I knew that at some point… Continue reading Some thoughts on returning to work after maternity leave

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Follow Friday #36

Here's a wee bit of bedtime reading for y'all. Blogging Becky has reviewed the new blogger's must-have camera, the Olympus Pen E PL7. Baby Sweden have definitely got it right in terms of shared parental leave. Let's see more of this over here please! Helen has perfectly captured how I feel about returning to work… Continue reading Follow Friday #36

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Follow Friday #34

Holy crap, it's only one more week til Christmas. I'm a teeny bit anxious because I'm usually all bought and wrapped by now, with all the cupboards stocked and ready to go. I'll be finished on Monday. I hope... Anyway, get yourself snuggled on the sofa under a soft throw, pull on your fluffy slippers,… Continue reading Follow Friday #34

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Bump Watch: Week 36 – maternity leave

Shit just got real! Tomorrow is my last day at work and this time next week I'll technically be full term. I'm adamant that this pregnancy hasn't 'flown by' but I still don't feel ready. Mainly because the baby's room and my hospital bag both still aren't ready. Luke reckons the baby's room isn't a… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 36 – maternity leave