Clocks Go Foward and I Daydream About Summer

It's been quite a lovely day all things considered. Usually this time of year will invoke a feeling of dread as the months of sleep training and carefully balanced timings are shot to bits as we collectively turn our clocks forward to welcome the British Summer Time....
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What it’s Been Like to Have a Baby in Intensive Care

Back in December, we had to rush 7 week old Ivy to hospital after she didn't get better from a cold she'd had for the previous week. I'd taken her to the doctor after the sniffle had started and they checked her out and proclaimed there was nothing on her chest, it...
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My Home Birth Experience

7.15pm on the 11th October. I was reading a story book to our daughter, or maybe it was Josh reading and I was sat in the same room, but I definitely felt a twinge then. Perhaps it was something I ate again? This had been the case on Sunday night in which cramps had...
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Hello! I’m Vicki, a working mum from Brighton in the UK. I am married to a wonderful man and we have two little girls – one arrived in 2014 and one just recently in 2017. I went back to work when my first daughter was just 9 months old and since then I have been writing about the day-to-day life of being a working mum and how much fun it can be despite the fact that it’s also a manic juggling act.

Clocks Go Foward and I Daydream About Summer

It's been quite a lovely day all things considered. Usually this time of year will invoke a feeling of dread as the months of sleep training and carefully balanced timings are shot to bits as we collectively turn our clocks forward to welcome the British Summer Time....

What it’s Been Like to Have a Baby in Intensive Care

Back in December, we had to rush 7 week old Ivy to hospital after she didn't get better from a cold she'd had for the previous week. I'd taken her to the doctor after the sniffle had started and they checked her out and proclaimed there was nothing on her chest, it...

My Home Birth Experience

7.15pm on the 11th October. I was reading a story book to our daughter, or maybe it was Josh reading and I was sat in the same room, but I definitely felt a twinge then. Perhaps it was something I ate again? This had been the case on Sunday night in which cramps had...

Our Day Out at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is a small zoo aimed at fairly young kids (aged 2-10) and is quite simply THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH OF YOU ARE NEARLY THREE YEARS OLD. We headed there last week as had an unexpected weekday available as a family and in my endeavor to try...

How to Project Manage Your Pregnancy

My day job for the last 15 years or so has been working in the digital marketing world, helping companies build websites and software. My job morphed from the early days of selling advertising in the back of trade magazines to being "the one that's good with...

What’s it Like Being 32 Weeks Pregnant?

I had a bit of meltdown after posting my last post on this blog. I didn't think what I was writing was a) any good and b) being ready by anyone. Some lovely people on social media told me to sort it out and get on with it and they really liked to read my stuff and I...

NEW: Encyclokidia – Find Stuff for the Kids

I'm not one of these bloggers that is constantly selling stuff on my site. I don't really get offered that much free stuff or paid ads and I'm not really here to try and flog any wares. I like joining in fun promotions from time to time or talk about something when...

Maternity Leave Guilt

I was hoping to be able to talk about maternity leave guilt on local radio recently but the irony was that I had to work. I had a client meeting I couldn't miss to duck off to furtively call a live natter about one of my favourite subjects (being a working mum). It...