Stepping off the treadmill: when being a mother is stopping you from getting anything done

Don’t worry, this is not a post about exercise.  Sadly I stepped off THAT treadmill sometime around 2011 and haven’t set foot on one since ( I do still exercise but it almost always is accidental or for a secondary purpose,  i.e. exercising the dog, getting fresh air, or chasing the toddler around Aldi trying … Continue reading Stepping off the treadmill: when being a mother is stopping you from getting anything done

9 things I have always been rubbish at, that now I blame on motherhood

I have always been terrible at taking criticism. One thing I am working on is not being so quick to come up with excuses when I’ve under performed. This achievement might take a while, so in the meantime, here are some things I have always been rubbish at, but am quite enjoying blaming on motherhood. … Continue reading 9 things I have always been rubbish at, that now I blame on motherhood

On going back to work: everything is different, but nothing has changed

Everything is different, but nothing has changed. I have slipped back into my old role at work and squeezed back into my non-maternity nylons. Conversations with colleagues seem to pick up right where they left off over a year ago, with the exception of the occasional “how is your daughter?” at which point I remind … Continue reading On going back to work: everything is different, but nothing has changed