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October 14, 2017
mom sleep

How Much Sleep Do New Moms (And Dads) Really Get?

If there’s one topic that is endlessly debated among new parents, it’s sleep – or lack thereof. Daydreaming about a nap, nodding off in public, looking forward to bedtime before lunch. The early days, weeks and months are lost in a hazy, exhausting fog, an endless cycle of feeding, changing, […]
October 14, 2017
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Finally Scientists Discover If Wine Tastes Better From A Screw Or Corked Bottle

It has been a debate wine lovers have argued over for years but now it seems we have an answer. A new study has found that the sound of a cork popping makes us think our wine tastes better regardless of the price tag. Researchers from Oxford University tested whether […]
October 13, 2017
teen sleep

Teens Will Be Happier If We Let Them Sleep In

Moody, sleepy, uncooperative, disinterested? Typical traits of a teenager, or so we’ve been told. However, the results of a new study have suggested that these negative characteristics are not an inevitable part of the adolescent phase. Rather, the amount and quality of sleep have a large part to play in […]
October 12, 2017
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Then There Is The Silence…

I am a Mum to an ECMO baby, a name or badge he will always carry no matter what his age. I have been writing about ECMO for a while now. The two articles I have written for The M Word ‘Holding my Breathe’ and ‘Life after ECMO’  have travelled […]
October 12, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On….Self-Soothing

Self-soothing – the term that, when I first became a mother, caused my core body temperature to increase by a minimum of 2 degrees Celsius, evident by a cold sweat seeping through my pores. You see, what came naturally for me and my baby was to nurse her to sleep. If […]
October 11, 2017
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Why I’m Calling ‘Time Out’ On Toy Adverts

In the space of the last five minutes, Santa’s list has expanded by a further few hundred euro. No I didn’t just go through the toy catalogue with the kids (when I did this the bill stopped at around four thousand euro, I kid you not). I did in fact […]

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