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”

How to Survive Unpaid Maternity Leave

Why am I getting unpaid maternity leave? SO you’ve read the HR policies and found out that you only qualify for unpaid maternity leave… You’ll be thinking how difficult it can be to plan a maternity leave with very little money and still have the experience of that time off with your baby. Here areContinue reading “How to Survive Unpaid Maternity Leave”

Should You Start Maternity Leave Early If You Work in an Office?

When Can I Go On Maternity Leave? Tired of sitting down all day and waiting for the baby to come? If you work in an office it can be tempting to start maternity leave early. This can be true for many, even when there are no health reasons telling you to. Long commutes, uncomfortable workingContinue reading “Should You Start Maternity Leave Early If You Work in an Office?”

How to survive Maternity Leave when you are used to a high salary

How to Survive Maternity Leave Financially How to Survive Maternity Leave financially. One of the biggest challenges, when you are used to a high salary, is that Maternity Pay doesn’t even come close to what you are used to earning. Even if your employer pays you more than Statutory Maternity Pay, it’s still not goingContinue reading “How to survive Maternity Leave when you are used to a high salary”

How to Save Money for Maternity Leave

Have you been wondering how to save money for maternity leave? Everyone is probably nagging you at the moment about making sure you have enough money and making sure you understand how long you safely have off work. If so, you’ll love this blog post: How to Save Money for Maternity Leave. In it you’llContinue reading “How to Save Money for Maternity Leave”

How Long Can I Have for Maternity Leave?

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Deciding how long you should have for Maternity Leave is up there with some of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Balancing up between staying with your family and making sure there is a decent income to support them is tough! This article is perfect forContinue reading “How Long Can I Have for Maternity Leave?”

10 Ways to Get Your Maternity Pay to Last Longer

Maternity Leave in the UK is one of the lowest paid maternity leave periods in the world. So you have already started maternity leave and you haven’t had the chance to take a look at your finances? If you haven’t had the chance to look at this article, it’s a good place to start. ItContinue reading “10 Ways to Get Your Maternity Pay to Last Longer”

10 Reasons Why You Need a Maternity Leave Money Plan

Imagine if you had a maternity leave calculator to help you make some informed decisions about Maternity Leave? Wouldn’t it be great if it could tell you month by month what your financial situation would be? What about if it could tell you exactly how much money you needed to save? And to make itContinue reading “10 Reasons Why You Need a Maternity Leave Money Plan”

How Maternity Leave works (in the UK)

The reason for this post about how Maternity Leave works is because it is easy to get confused. Maternity Leave, Maternity Pay and a whole host of other terms which are applicable during your leave can all run into one and be too much to deal with in light of everything else you have goingContinue reading “How Maternity Leave works (in the UK)”

How to earn extra money on maternity leave

Maternity leave can be a tremendous financial strain, especially if you are only entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) or Maternity Allowance (MA). Knowing how to earn extra money on maternity leave could be a game-changer for you. This could mean the difference between the maternity leave you can afford, and the maternity leave you want. SMPContinue reading “How to earn extra money on maternity leave”