All Good Things Must Come to an End

The time has come, and whilst I have known it would always arrive I have for some time been looking for the pause button to avoid it arriving too soon. Alas however the pause button was nowhere in sight and now the time has come for me to put my maternity leave behind me and return to work.

Although I have had around a year off, which I am very lucky to have had I know, it feels like the time has literally flown by and no matter how hard I have tried to prepare and convince myself, I can’t help but admit that I didn’t feel ready for it all to end . It’s not that I didn’t want to go back to work and it’s not that I am work shy, far from it! I just feel that the time has gone too quick and I haven’t done as much as I would have liked. When I was on maternity leave first time round with toddler girl I attended every group and class going, but this time round it has been harder with two and I feel like baby girl hasn’t had the one on one time with me that I would have liked.

HOWEVER having looked back at photo’s and blog posts recently I have realised that whilst I haven’t done a lot of one on one things with baby girl, we have had quite a fun filled and busy year off as a family!

We’ve had three breaks away, one for for my sister’s 30th, one to Center Parcs and one to the Lake District.


We’ve also had many great days out at the seaside, country parks, houses and gardens and farms, during which we’ve fed ducks, swans, ponies, goats, sheep and lamas, taken boat and train rides and had umpteen picnics and lots of play park / soft play adventures.

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We’ve attended craft and story sessions and even met Snow White, Cinderella, Iggle Piggle and Santa.

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 In addition to all this we’ve celebrated toddler girls birthday and well as birthdays of many friends and we’ve had great fun at rhyme time, baby sensory and toddler drama sessions, as well as going swimming.

The weather has been fantastic and we’ve spent a huge chunk of the year outside, we’ve been really lucky and looking back on the year we’ve had I guess we have managed to do an awful lot and have some really great times, but like I say all good things must come to an end and no I have I donned my work suit and head back to the daily grind, but with some fond memories of my year with my girlies.


  1. What a wonderful year you’ve had!!
    Good luck returning back to work! Hope it goes well x

  2. Lucie Aiston says:

    Wow looks like you’ve had a great year! Hope your return to work goes well. :) xx

  3. Hey there lovely lady, Cant believe its been a year since you had baby girl. It has gone so unbelievably fast. Its brilliant that you had a year with the girls though. Its such a special time. I’m loving being with my new little one. I want to savour every moment of his cuteness and make him giggle all day long. Good luck with the return to work. x

  4. Looks like you’ve had a great year. That’s the problem with having kids, the time flies by and before you know it they’re years older and you wonder what happened. Good luck with work. xx

  5. Wow you did fit a lot in. Im sure you will still get loads done at the weekends xx

    • amummysview says:

      Will certainly try, just looking forward to the better weather again as it makes it a lot easier getting out and about x

  6. It does look like you’ve had a great year and made a heap of fantastic memories all round. I hope going back to work isn’t too hard – and that you still find the time to blog :)

    • amummysview says:

      It’s certainly been lovely to look back and realise how much we have done. It’s not been too bad so far but with work, two kids, a new part time business and blogging I am like a headless chicken lol x

  7. Good luck – going back to work is so hard, such a big change for you all x

  8. You’ve certainly made the most of your maternity leave! I hope your transition back to work goes smoothly

  9. What a fab sounding year and you can never do the same with the second because it’s physically impossible! Must be a real heart sinker going back… :-)

    • amummysview says:

      thanks honey. It is strange but I guess I am lucky to be able to go part time so I have the best of both worlds and still get time with them. x

  10. You packed so much into the year! i’m impressed. I’m 7 months into my maternity leave, I don’t want to go back!

    • amummysview says:

      It’s awful to think about but actually once you are back it’s not too bad and makes you appreciate the time you do have with them so much x

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