Pregnancy-stages

On being eight months pregnant

Ok… so strictly there are a total of 16 things below. I couldn’t resist adding a further eight specifically about working and being pregnant too.   Eight things about being eight months pregnant ...

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The Alpha Woman

I’ve just watched a great video on The Telegraph via Bloomberg where three women and a man are discussing what happens when women earn more than men. CLICK HERE TO PLAY VIDEO ...

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Why I love Father’s Day

Now, I’m not usually a fan of the Facebook /boast-book bragging status’ – but yesterday I did love all the messages and posts about our dads, husbands and partners being wonderful parents ...

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Pregnancy-stages

On being eight months pregnant

Ok… so strictly there are a total of 16 things below. I couldn’t resist adding a further eight specifically about working and being pregnant too.   Eight things about being eight months pregnant You have to embrace the waddle. The waddle walk has become a part of you. Do not try and fight it. Do not try and […]

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alpha-woman

The Alpha Woman

I’ve just watched a great video on The Telegraph via Bloomberg where three women and a man are discussing what happens when women earn more than men. CLICK HERE TO PLAY VIDEO   It discusses issues such as: Women earn more money than men in 24% of marriages today than just 6% in 1960 – study by Pew Research […]

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best dad

Why I love Father’s Day

Now, I’m not usually a fan of the Facebook /boast-book bragging status’ – but yesterday I did love all the messages and posts about our dads, husbands and partners being wonderful parents and fathers. I know the sceptics out there think that days such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just a Hallmark marketing ploy… but […]

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Pregnancy work wardrobe

Trying to look smart in the workplace when pregnant isn’t easy. I would suggest it’s even harder if you’re based in the UAE like me. I tend to order my maternity clothes online as there really isn’t much choice here! Here are my suggestions for looking and staying smart at work:   Dresses If there […]

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Judgemental-mum

To the lady that shushed my toddler…

To the lady in Jones the Grocer yesterday Thank you loudly shushing my toddler Yes he is 20 months old so should really know better I know I am a terrible mother for letting him make noise and experimenting with his cutlery Whilst eating his food Thank you for being so understanding And passing your smug […]

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A 40 week hangover

I was driving home from work last week thinking: I’m so tired. I’m hungry but don’t know what to eat. I feel achy. I’ve got a headache. Then it dawned on me, being pregnant is basically like having a hangover… You feel nauseous when you wake up in the morning Your body feels achy and […]

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UAE Mother's Day

The working mum trespasser

Last Thursday my son’s nursery held a UAE Mother’s Day morning event. At first I said the classic – no, no, no. I couldn’t possibly go. I’m a working mum etc etc. Then I stopped and thought about it. I haven’t been to one of these events before. I had an annual leave day that needed […]

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C-section

The nitty gritty of a C-Section

My son was delivered by c-section. It was a planned operation that was scheduled for 39 weeks. However, I went into labour at 36 weeks plus 4… so he was a little earlier than expected. If you’re thinking about having a caesarean, here’s some things about the operation and recovery that I can share: Be […]

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what not to say to a pregnant lady

What not to say to a pregnant lady…

I think we’ve all experienced most of these. TBH the list is endless… here are the most common annoyances said to me: Sleep now. You’re not going to get much for the next [insert number] years Yes I am fully aware of the commitments of raising a baby and child. Our generations and generations before […]

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Pregnancy juice recipe for water retention

A couple of weeks ago we bought a juicer. I’d been reading about the benefits and found some recipes that would hopefully (a’hem) get things moving in the digestion department if you know what I mean! And guess what…. so far it seems to be working! Here’s the best recipe I have been using for water retention. In my […]

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