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May 15, 2017
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Becoming A Young Mother Does Not Make Me A Failure

I have a standout moment in my life where I’m lying on what was my old bed in the spare room of my parent’s house. It’s about 8pm and to my left, my two year old boy is trying to fall asleep. A little lower than that, my daughter who […]
May 15, 2017
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How To Survive…Car Journeys

Ah the fond memories I have of long, boring car journeys as a child, a sibling on either side, barely strapped in, our mother beatin’ the legs off us for squabbling, trying not to vomit when my eyes strayed from the horizon. Still to this day the smell of white […]
May 14, 2017
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How I Coped With My Baby’s Silent Reflux

It has taken me six months since Joseph got over his silent reflux and colic for me to write this post. Every time I was going to write about it I just couldn’t face it. I almost wanted to forget it ever happened. The only reason I’ve put pen to paper […]
May 13, 2017
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Can We Talk For A Second About Being A Good Role Model For Our Girls

So the other morning, I’m standing in my bathroom doing the obligatory post-shower rubbing bio-oil all over my stretch marks in the hope that by some miracle they disappear or at least fade massively because I have bought into the idea that a product will make this happen. My almost […]
May 13, 2017
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The Post-Preemie ‘Gotcha’ Moments

Many mums, and indeed dads, will relate to pregnancy and early motherhood as a time that is fraught with emotion. The joy when you finally see those long awaited blue lines. The nervousness as you wait in hope of getting to that 12 week milestone. The relief when you have […]
May 12, 2017
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I Should Really Do Bedtime More Often – Before It’s Too Late

I don’t often get to put my nearly-five-year-old to bed anymore. We say goodnight at the top of the stairs and she goes off to brush her teeth with my husband while I put the toddler down. I got the chance to do it the other night when she insisted […]

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