Motherhood, STEM

Engineering Motherhood

As someone who studied engineering, I have always been very aware of how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is at the heart of everything we do and rely on. The roads we travel, the food we eat and the buildings we live in to name a few. I never imagined that I would call… Continue reading Engineering Motherhood

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5 lessons infertility has taught me

From an early age life’s path was laid out to be quite simple. Complete your education, get a well-paid job, marry a good partner and then start your own family. Luckily for me, three out of four of those were in fact quite simple, but it took us nearly three years of heartache to accomplish… Continue reading 5 lessons infertility has taught me

Energy, Professional Development, STEM

How to prioritise your personal and professional development

My career in energy and sustainability has so far spanned a decade and in that time I’ve grown from being a graduate energy analyst with no practical experience to a senior energy manager with chartered energy manager status. Through thoughtful career development, I’ve managed to climb the corporate ladder, learn valuable life skills and grow… Continue reading How to prioritise your personal and professional development

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The honest truth about miscarriage

One in four women experience a miscarriage, the first thing we are told when it happens is 'it's very common'. So common to go through, yet so uncommon to share what it actually entails. So here it is, my raw, open and honest account. I hope it might help prepare the many couples who may… Continue reading The honest truth about miscarriage

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8 transferable skills I mastered in my 8 months of maternity leave

My 8 months of maternity leave have absolutely flown by. Before embarking on motherhood, I was nervous that I’d be returning to work having forgotten everything. But, motherhood has given me a new set of transferable skills that I’ll be applying to the workplace as I begin to pursue my career once again. I feel… Continue reading 8 transferable skills I mastered in my 8 months of maternity leave

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My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 4 Parenthood

Here it is, my final write up in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood. This has been a journey of self discovery, where I learned that I had a reservoir of strength and patience I never knew existed. I hope those on their own journey to parenthood… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 4 Parenthood

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My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 3 Giving Birth

In Part 1 and 2 of my story, I focussed on just how long it took for us to fall pregnant and how challenging pregnancy was for me. In this the third in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood, I describe my labour – all 32 hours of… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 3 Giving Birth

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My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 2 Being Pregnant

In Part 1 of my story, I focused on just how long it took for us to fall pregnant, in this the second in a 4-part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood, I share what it felt like to finally be pregnant. I'd yearned for this for so long, and though… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 2 Being Pregnant

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My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 1 Getting Pregnant

This Mother’s Day, I will be celebrating in more ways than one. Not only as a daughter appreciating the amazing woman who gave me life, but also as a new mum to a beautiful baby boy.   This is the first in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth &… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 1 Getting Pregnant

Energy, Professional Development, STEM

Shining a light on STEM careers on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day 2018, I reflect on why it’s more important than ever to encourage more young people, particularly women, into STEM careers. As a mechanical engineering graduate and the only female on my course, I left university with a passion to encourage more women to consider careers in STEM. Often students assume careers… Continue reading Shining a light on STEM careers on International Women’s Day