Forget whatever goals you have for your maternity leave – you’ll be too busy keeping the baby alive
While pregnant with my first child, I eagerly anticipated all the wonderful things I planned to do while on maternity leave.
Things like curing cancer, eradicating poverty and solving world peace.
I even thought I might bash out a novel or two, in between nappy changes.
Boy was I in for a shock.
Turns out it takes a lot of time and work to keep a pint-sized human being alive.
Between the sleepless nights, cluster feeding and crying, just putting on a bra each day became a feat worthy of a Nobel prize.
If like poor deluded me you are already fantasising about all the amazing achievement... read more
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