5 Tips to taking the best photos with iphone

Taking the perfect shot, especially with your phone does not come easy. You will probably be forced to takes a few pictures before get a good shot. This explains why people will hire professional photographers for important events. Iphones are among the best brand of phones in the market, meaning that their cameras are among the best. However, some people still go through trouble to get the perfect photos even when using an iphone. The following are some tricks and tips you can use to get the perfect iphone shot; Source:Pexels Experiment with other apps It is undeniable that iphones… [Read More]

Plan On Returning To Work After Children? Here’s How!

Woman at desk

Returning to work after having children can be a daunting task. Whether your career break has been six months or six years, priorities can change and what may have been the perfect job pre-children may not be quite so right after. What it is you’re looking for? Whether you are considering returning to an existing role or forging a new path for yourself, it is important that you know what you are looking for in a job. It can be helpful to write out a plan. What do you want from the role? Is flexibility important? Do you want to… [Read More]

Looking after yourself after a c-section

Photo courtesy of Lynsey @LynseyTwinMum I knew from quite early on that I was going to be having a c-section to deliver our babies. One of my main concerns was about the recovery. Would I be able to stand up? Would I be able to walk? How long would the pain last? A week before my c-section our consultant booked me onto a physiotherapy course aimed at providing expectant mums with useful information on how to aid recovery. I found it really interesting and useful. After the birth of our twins, I found the recovery much easier than I thought… [Read More]

Maternity and Women's Rights in the Workplace

I recently read an article online about one woman’s views on working mums and how she believes that childless women are being penalised for not having children by working longer hours and having more pressure put on them along with bigger workloads than those with children. This has led me to think about maternity and women’s rights in the workplace. I was shocked to recently read that 46% of women had their jobs terminated after revealing that they were pregnant after accepting a new job while knowing they are pregnant, without revealing that they were. Is this fair? I suppose… [Read More]

Ban Bounty Reps from Maternity Wards

Online parenting website, Mumsnet are calling for Bounty Reps to be banned from maternity wards and I’m supporting their campaign. At 34 weeks gestation, I was booked in for a planned c-section. We were expecting twins and had been told the previous week by our consultant that twin 2 had stopped growing, so we would need to deliver our babies early. We knew pretty early on in the pregnancy that this was likely to happen as twin 2’s growth had slowed down quite a bit over the last few weeks. After being moved from one hospital to another, we were… [Read More]

The return to work

I returned to work last week, only 2 days a week but I must admit I have enjoyed going back. I guess it helps that I enjoy my job but honestly if you’d have asked me when I was pregnant if I would look forward to returning to work, my answer would have been something like this: “No! I don’t want to go back! I want to be a stay at home mum!” I enjoy work because it is a nice break, for some adult time. Obviously, I miss our girls like crazy when I’m not with them, but it’s… [Read More]

Paternity Leave: Dad’s Missing Out?

This is a topic that has been on my mind for some time now. 27 days after our beautiful twin girls were born, we finally got to bring them home. For the first 10 days twin daddy was by my side and our girls sides more or less 24/7. When they were transferred back to our local hospital, twin daddy had no choice but to go back to work. This is because he is self employed. He works on his own and has no employees, meaning if he wasn’t working, he wasn’t earning.  Of course, he didn’t work full days… [Read More]