The joy of a day off work

It is tough being a full time working mum some days, I know I am missing out on moments that will never occur again.  On the up side I had the luxury of generous maternity leave and return to work provisions – thanks to the sector I work in.  The father and I were in…

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I have done it!

A sense of achievement is a wonderful feeling, and I have it right now.  I launched my Etsy shop (Made In North Melbourne) this week.  My original intention was to wait until I had five items before launching the shop, but I had also set myself a go live target of the 30th June.  I achieved…

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Do all good things end?

I returned to work last March, in a part time capacity, with a planned staging back to full time.  I had the luxury, given the seniority of my role, of starting at 3 days per week for 3 months, followed by 3&1/2 days for 4 months, and then was able to extend the 4 days…

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For once I’m going to pat my own back

I have been back at work, admittedly not full time, for three months now.  And I have managed to keep breastfeeding my daughter.  I express when I am at work and occasionally in the evening at home to make sure she has enough for the next day. Which isn’t to say there has been the…

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Missing in action

How do all you Mums and Moms keep up your blogs?  I have returned to work three days a week, and have been back for the last two months, while Dad is currently home full time.  But since going back to work time seems to have vanished in some science fiction fashion.  The four days…

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The bad of breastfeeding

Before all the breastfeeding zealots ping me with hate mail I am a very happy breastfeeding mum. But everyone goes on about the wonder of it all.  Thought it was about time someone told it like it really is! Waking up and finding that your sheet is soaked through with breast milk and you are…

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Survived the first day back at work

Well the morning started like a dream.  To treat Mum for her first day back at work the wee blossom slept through the night, waking up or least waking me at a very respectable 6.40 this morning.  She had a great breast feed, and I even managed to feed her breakfast. However it was also a…

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This time next week

Well this time next week I will have finished my first week back at work; work weeks being three days for the next three months. How will I feel? As I have said to people in conversation I do not actually mind the idea of work, I like to exercise my mind. And before my…

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Tick tock, stop the clock

Well the clock is ticking down very fast now; in 27 days I will be back at work.  Hand on heart I do not want to be there.  It is funny, I came into motherhood thinking that the early part of having a child was something to get through, dirty nappies and not much else.…

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