How Do I Cope With Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave?

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In this packed episode we look at

How Do I Cope With Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave?

Top Tips for Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave GUILT FREE,

Advice For Dealing With Messy Teenagers,

Simple Ways To Nurture Creativity in Your Kids

Plus Ways to Encourage Smart Talkers With Libby Hill.’

This week’s interview is with Sarah Cressall of The Creation Station

Sarah Cressall is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, mum to three and founder of The Creation Station with a drive to inspire imaginations and nurture children’s potential.

Now over 130 proactive and friendly people, mainly mums, run their own Creation Station franchise across the UK and have inspired over 650,000 children, families and adults through the educationally based fun art and craft classes, parties, events and products.

Sarah and her team have gained a wealth of awards and recognition including some of the most recent:

  • Winner Sylvia Anderson award for Creativity 2017
  • Winner Best Franchise Award for Children’s Services – Best Franchise Awards
  • Winner Best Franchise Website – Franchise Marketing Awards 2017
  • Winner Excellence and Innovation – Childrens Education Services 2017
  • Top Three Out Of 5000 For Richard Branson’s Impact Award 2016


As a member of the British Franchise Association and one of the founders of the Children’s Activity Association, Sarah is passionate about ensuring children, families and franchise owners benefit from high standards of service and support.

Sarah’s book ‘Creative Sparks – ideas and activities to inspire you and yours’ launches March 2018. To request an early bird offer on Sarah’s book visit


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Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A

Q. Dear Sue, I have to go back to work soon after having our beautiful daughter Jessica. What if she doesn't settle in childcare? What if I've forgotten how to do my job? What if my boss has forgotten me? How on earth will I manage the morning rush, the commute, the drop-off, the pick-up, the dinner, the bed-time - and oh yes & the small matter of the job? Can you help as I’m getting in a tizzy! Rebecca Hardy from Southampton
Q. Dear Sue I am always wading knee-deep through our teenager’s piles of discarded clothes, dirty glasses, crisp packets and magazines. It’s driving me MAD to see the constant mess in our teenager’s bedroom and if I go and tidy it up instead of being thankful, our daughter Millie is actually annoyed that her personal space has been invaded! HELP! Petra McBride Armagh in Northern Ireland.
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