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February 1, 2017
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Grand Au-Pairenting

I found myself in the doctors AGAIN recently with a happy toddler & a screaming toddler. This was my third visit in less than a month. However this visit I was there for me. I haven’t been feeling so great, I had a gastro bug which refused to go & […]
January 31, 2017
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The Importance Of Being Earnest…About Birthday Cake

Cake. Four little letters that fill my heart with joy. Four little sugar filled letters that make their way from my mouth directly to my hips, where they linger indefinitely. Guilt aside, is there a better way to celebrate a family occasion than the presentation of a cake? In our […]
January 31, 2017
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Can Living With Cystic Fibrosis Ever Be ‘Normal’?

When we were told our baby girl had Cystic Fibrosis four years ago, I distinctly remember the reassurances offered by the Nurse Specialist on D-Day (Diagnosis Day) – she’ll go to school ‘as normal’, she’ll do sports ‘as normal’, she’ll do everything ‘as normal’. But this was five minutes after […]
January 29, 2017
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Seven Things I Never Knew About C-Sections (Until I Had One)

There are many myths and misconceptions about giving birth whether you give birth vaginally or by c-section. These are just a few of the things I wish I had known before I stepped through those hospital doors. 1. Your stomach will never quite feel the same: I wasn’t surprised to […]
January 26, 2017
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Surviving The Early Days Of Motherhood

I’m going to be honest with you…. The early days of motherood are tough. They don’t resemble the fluffy fantasy sometimes represented in films or on TV. I always laugh when I see that ad about the parents who are surprised when the mother has triplets. They smile joyfully, the mother […]
January 25, 2017
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Toys I Buy vs Toys They Use

I am forever on the hunt for an elusive toy for my children; one that will keep them busy for hours on end without requiring parental help and hopefully educating them while imparting some social skills.. any suggestions? Did I mention that it should be less than a tenner? As […]

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