Should I Take Some Keeping in Touch Days?

Keeping in touch days are another important part of maternity leave. These ten days have so much to offer. There are financial benefits as well as benefits to easing yourself back into work. What are keeping in touch days? Keeping in touch days are commonly called KIT days. These days are the chance to comeContinue reading “Should I Take Some Keeping in Touch Days?”

I love maternity leave. Can I extend how much time I have off?

So, you are loving your maternity leave and would like to extend it? This post is all about the ins and outs of extending your maternity leave so that you can get the time off that you want. As always, let’s have a quick recap on what maternity leave actually is. Let’s have a quickContinue reading “I love maternity leave. Can I extend how much time I have off?”

Can you start Maternity Leave after your due date?

Your maternity leave start date is one of the most important dates on your maternity leave calendar. Picking a maternity leave start date that is too early can leave you short on time and money. This is especially important if the baby is late. On the other hand, discomfort in those last months can makeContinue reading “Can you start Maternity Leave after your due date?”

Maternity Leave & Maternity Pay – are they the same thing?

Are you confused by Maternity Leave and Maternity Pay? You know sort of what it means but you aren’t 100% sure. Here’s my essential guide to the differences between the two. What is Maternity Leave? Maternity Leave in the UK is a legally protected period away from work and is equal across the UK, soContinue reading “Maternity Leave & Maternity Pay – are they the same thing?”

How to Survive the Summer with a Baby

A you expecting a baby in the Summer? You will probably be wondering what you need to do differently from babies who are born in the Winter. Here’s my top tips for surviving the Summer with your baby in the UK. A Summer Baby needs to be warm too! As a first time Mum, IContinue reading “How to Survive the Summer with a Baby”