Mama Loves work

(well…sometimes)

Me in the newspaper for work

The fancy networking events where I have my pic taken for the newspaper aren’t the only reason I like my job…honest

At the moment, I’ve only just gone back to work, so I’m blogging without the distance of 20-20 hindsight.

My career is Senior SEO Manager for an advertising agency in Solihull, three days a week, after having a year off with my son.

I’m really enjoying being back so far, but I feel torn a lot of the time. On the one hand, I want to be there the majority of the time for my toddler but on the other hand, I don’t want to have to “pause” my career or take a step back or down.

As of yet, the work-life balance is really good and I haven’t been pressured to change the situation. So we’ll have to see how that continues…

Getting FAT with your work inbox

474 unread emails *shudders* There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who don’t mind letting their emails mount up and up, and those who have to keep a tight leash on deleting them. I fall firmly into the latter category, and little icons like the above would drive me a teeny, tiny … Read More

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Returning to work part time after maternity leave – the pros and cons

It can’t be denied that there are some serious benefits of working three days a week. But it’s also a little strange and does have its drawbacks. Before I had LP, I was busy climbing the career ladder and enjoying hectic agency life. Yes, sometimes I felt like my life was passing by in a blur … Read More

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