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May 1, 2017
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I’m Autistic – And Pregnant

It was the most definite pink line of all and a welcome sight. I jumped like some sort of human-spring hybrid, my hands and arms flapping as quickly as a cheerful sparrow taking a dust bath. I was pregnant and ecstatically so. Pregnancy and conception is challenging for many women, […]
May 1, 2017
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Is It Ever Okay To Touch A Stranger’s Baby?

I can just hear the ‘PC’ police reading that headline and having a stroke. God that phrasing’s not much better either is it! Clearly my mind is in the gutter today! What I’m trying to say is, ever so in-eloquently, how do you feel when a well-meaning stranger comes over […]
May 1, 2017
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7 Things You Don’t Have To Do While Pregnant

Pregnancy comes with quite a lot of misconceptions. Often there is an expectation of how you are supposed to feel and things you should do while a little dude or dudette takes up home in your uterus. You should be happy, excited and glowing. You should be mother earth and enjoy every […]
April 30, 2017
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Why Mums Really Should Hit The Gym

Doctors, TV ads are all preaching to us about getting slimmer offering us miracle potions to lose the weight. But they are a temporary fix and it all piles back on with more guilt and a low self-esteem. There is only one way to combat this epidemic, its hit the […]
April 30, 2017
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Toddler To Threenager: 10 Early Signs And Symptoms

Toddler to Threenager: 10 Early Signs and Symptoms Is your three-year-old morphing into someone almost unrecognisable? Has the sweetness been replaced with sass? The affection with attitude? You may have a threenager on your hands. Can’t be sure? Look out for these tell-tale traits that suggest the transformation has begun.* […]
April 28, 2017
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IQ, Where Are You?

Is it just me? But since becoming a mum my brain has turned to utter mush. The day we walked in the front door with our new arrival, my IQ walked out the back with a cheery wave goodbye. Awkwardly, this doesn’t appear to have happened to my husband who […]

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