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April 26, 2017
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How I Protected My Sense of Self

When you emerge from the labour ward (especially for the very first time), all battle scarred and dazed, life looks different.  Life feels different.  Life IS different.  You are now on the other side.  The Mother Side.  Motherhood will hold her arms wide open for you and draw in.  It’s […]
April 25, 2017
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Turns Out I Missed Work More Than I Thought

Back in February I wrote about the heart-ache I experienced when I returned to work on a part-time basis; the sadness of leaving my little buddy and what felt like the end of our special time together. I discovered I am not alone in feeling like this and I was […]
April 25, 2017
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Living With…Three In The Bed

There were three in the bed and the little one said “roll over, roll over” so they all rolled over and Daddy fell out, Mammy took an elbow to the face and gave a shout. That’s how we roll in my bedroom these days. I remember my husband on our […]
April 24, 2017
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Bye-Bye, Body Conscious Me!

Before I gave birth, I was one of those people who were super shy about their bodies. I would literally break out in a rash at the thought of being seen in the nip. I would point blank refuse to go into a changing room if the curtain didn’t pull […]
April 24, 2017
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I Was Broken – And I Needed Help

A few weeks ago I had my first counselling session. I’ve had what you might call a bumpy few years but the thing that finally pushed me towards getting some help was my three year old daughter being diagnosed with autism. The diagnosis is nowhere near the most traumatic thing […]
April 24, 2017
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The 10 Emotions Of Having Your Premature Baby Home

Any parent of a preemie knows that time spent in NICU is a complete emotional rollercoaster. Somehow though, we all manage to survive the experience. Making endless journeys in and out of hospital, you desperately hope that one day you’ll be that overjoyed parent proudly leaving with your beautiful bundle, […]

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