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February 17, 2017
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Grow Up But Don’t Grow up. Please!

My eldest will be 10 in April. My PFB (Precious First Born) – the one that taught me all about becoming a mum. A full decade on from when I was happily rubbing my first baby bump. I can’t quite grasp this is happening to me! There are milestones you want them to […]
February 14, 2017
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The Five Great Expectations Of Maternity Leave

I had some pretty big plans for my maternity leave. I started mine early due to back problems and all I remember from those first weeks is frantically cleaning the house in between watching Dawson Creek re-runs. I had no idea what to expect when my baby arrived but I […]
February 10, 2017
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Why Are Some Parents Afraid To Parent?

I find I am coming across this a lot lately. Kids doing what they want and parents either don’t realise that their child is being a little shit or just cannot be bothered. It’s like reverse roles the parent becomes the child and the child is the boss.  Really? There is […]
February 7, 2017
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Mamma’s Kitchen Is Now Closed!

Ah yes. I am in the throes of a truly joyful stage with my girls, one that Mum’s cherish and look forward to – the food regression stage! I don’t know if this is an actual term or not. If not, I’ve just made it one! Or perhaps we should […]
February 7, 2017
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6 Ways Being An NICU Mum Has Changed Me

It’s hard to believe it’s six months today since my lil girl made her spectacular leap into the world at just 25 weeks gestation. We’ve come a long way in 6 months, and not just in nappy sizes. She is almost unrecognisable today when compared with the teeny tiny little baby of […]
February 6, 2017
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5 Silver Linings To Being Woken Heinously Early By Your Child

If, like me, you have a small person that wakes at a completely ridonculous hour, here are 5 ways to try and put a positive spin on that crippling, exhausting brain ache you enjoy every day! Take it as a deep compliment that your child loves you so much and […]

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