Maternity Allowance

March 2, 2016

As I have mentioned before, I left my permanent full-time job as a senior leader teacher last September to be a supply teacher. The change in my well-being has been huge and I have no regrets about taking the leap and resigning. However, obviously it has meant a big change in my income (particularly as I’ve chosen to only work three days per week due…

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Pregnancy Diary Week 25

February 29, 2016

Well, this has been a pretty uneventful week in my pregnancy! I’m sorry it doesn’t make for particularly interesting reading but I’m pleased to be free from the worry of the past few weeks. I’ve worked a few days this week and as ever the children have been interested in my pregnancy. I must admit I have played the pregnancy card a few times; “It…

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Birth Budgets – a good idea or not?

February 26, 2016

Yesterday my friend sent me a link to this article proposing a ‘birth budget’ of £3,000 per birth so that women can pick and choose maternity care during their pregnancy. The BBC article suggests they might use this money to ensure continuity of care with the same midwife throughout their pregnancy and birth, or opt for a home birth over a hospital birth. The ‘birth…

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Nursery Inspiration

February 24, 2016

If you’ve read this post about the different approaches to buying baby essentials that my husband and I have taken then you won’t be surprised to hear that hubby is somewhat reluctant to start decorating or buying furniture for the nursery just yet. However, he could yet end up with egg on his face as his stalling is only resulting in me spending more time…

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Pregnancy Diary Week 24

February 22, 2016

The 24th week of this pregnancy has just flown by! Probably because it’s been half term so hubby has been at home with me and we’ve been out and about doing things together. On Monday we had our routine appointment with the midwife. It was nice to have a routine appointment after the worry of the past few weeks, and it meant that we could…

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Pram Shopping – Our Choice

February 19, 2016

I mentioned in Wednesday’s post that hubby and I went to Kiddicare on Tuesday primarily to try to narrow down our choice of pushchair, as we didn’t really know what we wanted. I’ve blogged before about advice we’d been given as to what to look for in a pram/travel system, but to be honest we still didn’t know how any of this would work in…

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Newborn essentials – the difference between men and women

February 17, 2016

Hub and I took a long-anticipated trip to Kiddicare yesterday. I’ll write about that more in another post but it was something he said the night before that got me thinking: what are the essential items that we need for a newborn? This pondering was brought about by hub declaring that surely we only needed to look at pushchairs in Kiddicare? We’ve already purchased a…

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Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a 30-something teacher, currently at home being mum to M, two, and baby B.

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