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May 9, 2017
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The Snot Storm Cometh!

A plague on both your houses! Or just a cold. On one house. Ours. Last night I got a walloping two hours shut eye because my poor wee toddler was brewing up a snot storm. There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your babies unwell. There’s nothing more backbreaking than […]
May 8, 2017
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I Used To Be A Cow Behind The Wheel But Then Something Changed

There was a time when I was a complete wagon behind the wheel. Yes I was that unpleasant ‘girl-racer’ who would have tailgated you for driving too slowly or not merging quickly enough onto the motorway (although that still really bugs me!) I was the person whose blood pressure would […]
May 8, 2017
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Learning To Love My Baby

20th January 2017 is a day that for most people will be remembered as the day Donald J. Trump officially took office. For me, it will always be the day I nearly lost it with my infant son. That day was a like a perfect storm of darkness. It was […]
May 7, 2017
m-word-boy

So You’re Having A Boy

I’m not sure I ever really thought about what gender my baby was going to be when I found out I was pregnant last April. Instead, I spent all of the first 20 weeks worrying intensely about whether he or she would be healthy and ‘normal.’ Words like spina bifida, […]
May 6, 2017
m-word-days

There’ll Be Days Like These

‘This time next year we’ll be millionaires!’ Lately, I have new found empathy with Del-Boy from Only Fools & Horses. We are currently in the midst of quite a difficult stage in our lives. My husband returned to full-time study which means there are days (and weeks) where I feel […]
May 5, 2017
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I’m Having An Ed Sheeran Induced Nervous Breakdown

It’s so easy to judge and make imaginary plans BC (before children). I used to be the type of person who would see a screaming child and instantly blame the parent. Every time I witnessed a child acting like a complete asshole, it was so easy to judge and tut-tut […]

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