Posts Tagged ‘family’

What you need to know about returning to work after maternity leave

There is loads of commentary about what you need to think about should you decide to return to work after maternity leave.  Between LinkedIn and Facebook, everyone has an opinion on the whole return to work discussion, the logistics, employee rights, employer rights, childcare, what to wear.  All of these things are important and require […] Read more…

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The truth about holidaying with a toddler

I do this thing when I imagine certain moments and then visualise how exactly I want them to play out.  Expectations. Hopes. Daydreams.  Recently, in the weeks leading up to a family holiday I had this image of the whole week away, a perfect time, joyful and relaxing.  Walks on the beach, Charlie splashing in the waves, sand […] Read more…

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The length and breadth of life

Early last year Prince was due to tour Australia for a number of small and intimate “piano and microphone” shows.  MM and I looked at the dates, looked at our work schedule, looked at flights, the costs and the logistics and promptly and swiftly put the thought in the “too hard” basket.   We really wanted […] Read more…

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Infertility. What not to say.

So here’s the thing. I often say silly stuff that I wish I hadn’t said. Not because I’m insensitive and thoughtless but because I don’t know what else to say and so I end up saying something profoundly stupid. There’s a certain irony in me writing a piece on “what not to say.”  This is not […] Read more…

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What I wish I’d known

Every now and then certain pregnancy/parenting topics pop up that start a conversation, create a debate and then usually end up being labelled “mummy wars”.  I don’t buy into the whole mummy war thing – I’ve never personally come across it and I don’t know anyone who has. Unless people are talking about me behind my […] Read more…

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