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August 19, 2017
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Motherhood – It’s Not A Competition

Congratulations, you’ve just had a baby. Welcome to a world of sisterhood, of solidarity among women. As a wise woman once said to me, children are a great leveller. No matter where you’re from or what you do in life there are going to be many milestones and hurdles you’ll […]
August 18, 2017
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How To Survive…The Last Few Weeks Of Summer

Okay, so you have managed this far. July is over and now the last few weeks of summer are finally upon us. ‘Yay!’ scream some mothers and ‘Aw!’ say others! The sentence ‘I’m telling Mummmmmmmmmyyyyyy!’ is used over 973 times a day in my house and the tell tailing starts […]
August 17, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…Pregnancy Books

Ah Pregnancy – not unlike Irritable Bowel Syndrome, it comes with it’s own exotic array of symptoms, side effects, worrying niggly feelings and freaky rashes. It affects no two people the same way and no two babies the same way, so answer me this please; Why the hell do we […]
August 16, 2017
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A Mother’s Love Is Crazy Real

I was with my three-year-old on the bus in town over the weekend, we sat down the back in our usual spot. There was a young girl sitting beside us face-timing her mum. My girl was getting really curious and started to edge herself into the eye line of the girl’s mum […]
August 14, 2017
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The Art Of No Conversation

We are encouraged these days to put away the smart phones and any form of screen at the table, but after attempting to engage in conversation with the other half for the fourth time over dinner one evening last week, we admitted defeat and the screens were back out on […]
August 14, 2017
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How To Survive…Small Talk

As a presenter on breakfast radio people always say two things to me. The first is “how do you get up so early?”. The second is “you must love to talk”. The answer to the former is I actually have no idea how I do it…a combination of loving my […]

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