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January 23, 2017
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We Need To Tell Them They Are Fabulous…Every Day

‘Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder characterised by an obsessive preoccupation that some aspect of one’s own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.’ How many people especially Mammys whose bodies have changed so much after having kids suffer from this; maybe […]
January 22, 2017
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Supermums! We Really DO Exist

We all know about the walloping changes pregnancy and childbirth can inflict on our bodies, but have you ever wondered what it does to our brains? Science has come close to explaining ‘Baby Brain Syndrome’ (although us Mums know damn well it exists), but as I was doing a bit […]
January 20, 2017
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It Could Be Worse

Another year, another sick CF Christmas ‘break’ for my little lady. Thanks Santa for your second-year-in-a-row delivery of Parainfluenza and your ‘surprise’ gift of post-bronch pneumonia for a little extra, unexpected excitement. You arrived at exactly 3.30am on Christmas morning, bang on time for ‘Christmas fever’. If we are, in […]
January 16, 2017
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The Legacy of Christmas: Life With A Toddler

It’s been a few weeks now since the festive season came to a close but if you live with a toddler you might find the end of Christmas isn’t as simple as taking down the tree and putting away the decorations. In fact if you live with a toddler you may […]
January 13, 2017
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The Hardest Thing About Parenting Is…

I was out in one of those kids’ play jails recently with my girls. My eldest was doing her usual disappearing act in to the padded bowels like a crazed loon on day release, my smallest was toddling happily between a blue plastic rocker and repeatedly face planting whilst trying […]
January 11, 2017
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This Is Not How I Imagined Co-Sleeping

This was not the way it was planned and not the way it started. When I took my newbie home from the hospital, she was an absolute angel. I never had a night walking the floors with her I swaddled her placed her in her Moses basket and she slept. Waking […]

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