When I found out I was pregnant with Toby, I knew that I wouldn’t be going back to my job in special needs eduction. It was an hour from home, the pay wasn’t great, the attitude of the head was that part-time hours or job share were an unequivocal ‘no’ without any discussion. It was entirely family unfriendly.
Some tempting options may include hiring a live-in nanny for a week or so, going on holiday and leaving said toddler at home with your other half, or pretending you can’t see any pox and carrying on as usual. But let’s come back to reality. Toby’s just getting over his week of spottiness, so I thought it might be helpful to jot down what we did while in chickenpox induced quarantine.
I’m a firm believer that mental and physical health are of equal importance, so I want to look after both of those things better than I have been doing in recent years. 2018 has already been one hell of a year, and we’re only in mid-February! From leaving my full time job to Toby’s current chicken pox-induced quarantine, we’re really craving some time to look after ourselves and be fighting fit for the year.
Ladies, hold up your hand if your pelvic floor isn’t what it used to be, thanks to pregnancy, age, lack of exercise, illness… *Looks around* Yep, I thought as much – loads of us are in the same boat, aren’t we? Lights by TENA want to help us.
I have been compelled to write this letter on the back of the second most underhand tactic I have seen by an MLM con artist, to recruit unsuspecting (and potentially vulnerable) people; mostly stay-at-home-mums. Before I begin, I shall state that while I am as a whole against Multi Level Marketing (MLM), if people choose to buy into these things with their eyes open, and don’t ram it down others’ throats, then we’re all good. Live and let live. I’ve even bought products from friends doing these things before; if they’re good products, I’m not being hoodwinked, and I’m supporting a friend – then yay!