3 Things I’ve learned: Adjusting to my changed identity as a (paid) working mother

As I write this my daughter is having a nap, and I’m trying to enjoy my first day of vacation.

Keeping a baby/toddler entertained without just turning on the TV is a struggle (we’ve made an exception for cutting her nails, she can watch a cartoon then). Continue reading “3 Things I’ve learned: Adjusting to my changed identity as a (paid) working mother”

My learning journey while on maternity leave

Almost nine months ago, I gave birth to our daughter. A few weeks before then, I had started my maternity leave and since then has been the longest time (since I’ve started working) that I’ve been away from the testing world.

I made a conscious choice to step back from testing while on maternity leave and not try to up-skill in that area during what little free-time I did have. Babies like to be constantly entertained it seems; or at least – mine does.

However, I really enjoy learning – learning languages, new skills, about people and broadening my horizon. Therefore, I decided to still have a learning journey on maternity leave, but with some adaptions. Continue reading “My learning journey while on maternity leave”