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March 28, 2017
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Living With…The Fear Of Burying Your Child

I find writing about my experiences as the parent of a child with Cystic Fibrosis incredibly therapeutic. To get your feelings down on paper, you have to process them and somehow make sense of them, and that brings with it great comfort. It’s as if by confronting them, you’re only […]
March 28, 2017
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Mummy Lifting – Or Why We ALL Need Our Village

I feel like my journey as a Mother has been lived out at a time of phenomenal change, and I put most of that down to the huge influence and involvement social media has in our lives. A common theme on social media of late has been “mum shaming”. A term […]
March 27, 2017
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Kids Say The Meanest Shit

‘Mummy. You’re nobody’s hero.’ My little girl’s words hit like a punch to the gut. She is sitting comfortably contorted on a chair, as children do, looking out the window at our cat. I am hanging out the washing, the last job of the day after dressing her, feeding her, […]
March 27, 2017
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At What Age Will I Grow Out Of Co-Sleeping?

In most houses, parents can’t wait for their children to grow out of the love of co-sleeping. They long to stop clinging perilously to that couple of inches at the edge of the bed, while a little person holds the rest of it hostage. But in our house, I think […]
March 26, 2017
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The (Not-So) Introverted Mother

The day I found myself sitting in my car singing songs with a new pal I’d only known a few weeks I realised how much my life has changed now that I am the mother of a toddler. Our children were in the back-seat and they were both having a […]
March 26, 2017
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Mother’s Day Without A Mother

Mother’s Day is always tinged with sadness for me. As a mother of 3 beautiful boys, I love it. I love to be spoiled with the cards they have made in school, or a scrunched up handful of flowers or a delicious burnt breakfast. But as a daughter, I hate […]

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