Motherhood, Womanhood

Becoming a mum of two – my lessons learnt

I didn't think this day would come, being a mum of two! Today I’m celebrating them and all that they make me ❤️❤️

Motherhood, Womanhood

#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 – An interview with my awesome mum

Shining a light on the most amazing woman in my life, my mum - #IWD2021

Motherhood

Stronger than ever

I catch my reflection and see you staring back at me. I think of all you’ve had to endure, Struggling with what I see. Making me feel insecure. Before you changed, you housed the tiniest of lives, but only for a few weeks that time, And there started a journey full of trauma, an uphill… Continue reading Stronger than ever

Motherhood

Maternity Leave in Lockdown

This isn’t the way imagined my maternity leave would be. In all honesty, I feel shortchanged.

Professional Development, WeWork

Celebrating my one year anni‘we’rsary

What a difference a year makes...

Motherhood

Gratitude: Pregnant and parenting during a global pandemic

If someone had told me last year that I’d be spending the latter part of 2020 on maternity leave, I would never have believed them. I was certain that my body would not be able to take another round of medication or suffer another loss. But as if by magic, although a storm was brewing… Continue reading Gratitude: Pregnant and parenting during a global pandemic

Motherhood

Pregnant after back to back loss

Having suffered two losses in the space a year, the thought of being pregnant again brought as much fear as it did excitement...

Womanhood

Let’s have a bloody conversation about Periods

This International Women’s Day, I want to help shine a light on a subject us women know all too well, but rarely talk about. On any given day, 800 million girls and women between the ages of 14 and 49 are menstruating, yes that’s right menstruating! Yet we all secretly take our pads into the… Continue reading Let’s have a bloody conversation about Periods

Professional Development

Honoured to be Honoured: Celebrating my 4 year MBE anniversary

  Four years on  Four years ago today, my family and I drove through the gates of Buckingham Palace to attend my MBE investiture ceremony. I was being honoured as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for my services to sustainability in the energy management sector and for promoting diversity in science,… Continue reading Honoured to be Honoured: Celebrating my 4 year MBE anniversary

Motherhood

A working mum or a mum working? Which am I?

Being an expert in the field of energy and sustainability, making a positive contribution to the world and climbing the career ladder is something I have worked really hard to achieve. But, being a mother and starting a family of my own is something I have had to work even harder at. My fertility struggle… Continue reading A working mum or a mum working? Which am I?