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February 15, 2017
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When Is It Ok To Ask A Woman If She Is Pregnant?

Altogether now… NEVER! Everyone has a story about asking someone if they’re expecting when they are not or possibly worse… being asked if you yourself are. Back in 2008, my firstborn was five weeks old and one of my friends asked me to a christening. I’d just been to the […]
February 15, 2017
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I Want To Shoot The God Damn Tooth Fairy…

Somebody get me a pellet gun so I can shoot the tooth fairy. It always seems like a great idea and so very cute to introduce our children to all these little childhood traditions, massaging their innocence. Why do we  make such a big deal about things, like the tooth fairy […]
February 14, 2017
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The Five Great Expectations Of Maternity Leave

I had some pretty big plans for my maternity leave. I started mine early due to back problems and all I remember from those first weeks is frantically cleaning the house in between watching Dawson Creek re-runs. I had no idea what to expect when my baby arrived but I […]
February 14, 2017
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Why I Don’t Want To “Get” That Cancer Ad…

You’ve all seen the posters, and you’ve heard the radio campaigns. I can’t not hear them. My brain is invaded by it even when I have consciously tried to avoided it. My children are upset and they don’t understand. This advertising campaign is the most upsetting thing we have ever […]
February 13, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…Getting Your Social Life Back

You’ll never get it back. Words that were ringing in my ears as I rubbed and stroked my glorious, much longed for first baby bump. Here was I, having lunch with a close friend of mine and her new (latest?) baby, and the words just stung. I eyed her up. […]
February 13, 2017
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Romance Is In The Ordinary

If you look beyond the lewd innuendos and sarcasm you’ll find a romantic in recovery. I’ve never been a fan of chick lit or rom-coms and I dislike Disney princesses and all that pink shite intensely. Luckily for me I ended up with a house full of boys; I’m definitely […]

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