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September 4, 2017
holidays

How to Survive…Holidays With Kids

Holidaying with kids is not for the faint-hearted; it can jeopardise the stability of your marriage, finances and general well being. However, as mothers, we live in hope and have learnt to manage our expectations somewhat. I have recently returned from a few days in Galway and I will impart […]
September 3, 2017
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Questions To Never (Ever!) Ask A Multiple Parent…

Are they natural? Yes, look if I pinch them for you they will cry…   Be prepared to be asked how your sex life is!   Aw look, you have two boys! (Back in the squishy newborn days). Yes, the boy wearing a dress with a hairband is obviously a […]
September 2, 2017
breastfeeding

How to Survive…The First Weeks Of Breastfeeding

 Those first weeks of breastfeeding can be difficult but knowledge is power. Here are some must-haves to survive:   Multi-Mam Compresses: These are an absolute must have when you start breastfeeding. You don’t need to wash your nipples between feeds. They soothe the nipples, help the healing process if they’ve cracked […]
September 1, 2017
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How Did I Become The ‘Responsible One’?

Responsibility is one scary mother-fucker of an emotion. We’re all given responsibility at differing rates as we grow up. If we’re lucky, we’ve got a loving family around us who will dole out responsibility at an acceptable frequency. Such as; learning to do chores like tidying your room, doing the […]
August 31, 2017
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Brush Your Teeth, Children

So in case I have failed to mention it, I have three children. The Sun, The Moon and The Stars. Also, in the very likely event that the smaller details of my life have escaped your memory, I am also a single parent. Taking those statistics into account, most battles […]
August 31, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…Tiredness

Enough is enough tiredness, I have decided I am done being tired. I am sick and tired of always being tired. You have controlled my world for 8 years now, since I first ventured into this parenting role. A role I was so not prepared for, a role I wanted […]

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