Motherhood, Professional Development, Womanhood

Me, Myself and I(mposter)

In the last 12 months, I have given birth (following a difficult pregnancy and labour), secured a Non Exec Director position (a role typically filled by 55+ year old, experienced, white men) and have accepted a new job (a more senior role with a broader responsibility than my previous). Was I scared to enter into… Continue reading Me, Myself and I(mposter)

Motherhood

The juggle is real and so is the mind talk

Pack their bags, Prep the meals,Head to the shops, you’re out of bread.Don’t be late, there’s chores to do,Even though you’d rather be in bed. He won’t brush his teeth, she’s teething again.Its 5 in the morning, take a deep breath,Don’t get frustrated, speak calmly instead,Use every ounce of patience you have left. Did I… Continue reading The juggle is real and so is the mind talk

Motherhood, Womanhood

6 months later, 16kg lighter! My birthday gift to me.

I set myself a goal, I worked hard, I did it. This is the new me.

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.

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...

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?