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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 […]
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 […]

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