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May 9, 2017
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The Snot Storm Cometh!

A plague on both your houses! Or just a cold. On one house. Ours. Last night I got a walloping two hours shut eye because my poor wee toddler was brewing up a snot storm. There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your babies unwell. There’s nothing more backbreaking than […]
May 7, 2017
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So You’re Having A Boy

I’m not sure I ever really thought about what gender my baby was going to be when I found out I was pregnant last April. Instead, I spent all of the first 20 weeks worrying intensely about whether he or she would be healthy and ‘normal.’ Words like spina bifida, […]
May 4, 2017
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Things That Make You Go Ewww!…Because Parenting Is Gross

They’ll chew on gum they find stuck to the underbelly of the slide in the park, they’ll pocket insects, they’ll hide hairy grapes and pieces of cheddar under the couch cushions and there isn’t a child on the planet who doesn’t love a good snot-sneaking expedition with the sole purpose […]
May 1, 2017
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7 Things You Don’t Have To Do While Pregnant

Pregnancy comes with quite a lot of misconceptions. Often there is an expectation of how you are supposed to feel and things you should do while a little dude or dudette takes up home in your uterus. You should be happy, excited and glowing. You should be mother earth and enjoy every […]
April 27, 2017
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If Playdates Came With A Warning

The Playdate. It’s a relatively new phenomenon, isn’t it? Yet another one for the growing list of tasks of the 21st century parent. Not only do we now schedule our kids’ social calendars like PAs but we must invite someone else’s child into our home and oversee the proceedings like […]
April 24, 2017
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The 10 Emotions Of Having Your Premature Baby Home

Any parent of a preemie knows that time spent in NICU is a complete emotional rollercoaster. Somehow though, we all manage to survive the experience. Making endless journeys in and out of hospital, you desperately hope that one day you’ll be that overjoyed parent proudly leaving with your beautiful bundle, […]

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