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February 12, 2017
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Are Mothers The New Cyber-Bullies?

When I fell pregnant, I was overjoyed to be finally part of the club. So happy, I just wanted to share the whole experience with other mums. I had my girlfriends but I stumbled upon loads of closed mummy facebook groups online, a place where I could keep my anonymity, […]
February 10, 2017
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Why Are Some Parents Afraid To Parent?

I find I am coming across this a lot lately. Kids doing what they want and parents either don’t realise that their child is being a little shit or just cannot be bothered. It’s like reverse roles the parent becomes the child and the child is the boss.  Really? There is […]
February 10, 2017
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Getting Ready For A Night Out In 1999 Was So Much Easier

It’s the highlight of my week, Saturday night movie night. I look over to the three-year-old sitting with her huge bowl of popcorn, the bowl nearly as big as her head. The dog is lying up beside her, waiting and hoping to catch any casualties that might fall out as she tries to […]
February 9, 2017
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A Letter From My Baby Girl After A Difficult Day In NICU

My baby girl’s 22nd day in the world had got off to a really great start. Off the ventilator for 9 days and on CPAP, she and I had spent a lovely day together in NICU. During these early days and due to her very fragile state, cuddles were at a […]
February 9, 2017
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A Hot Wash, Spin And A Tumble Away From Madness

I jolt awake in a cold sweat, babbling incoherently and clawing at my husband. I have pulled myself out of this dream before, the one that envelops me in it’s dank, smelly, material horror. My constant bedtime companion, my recurring slumber buddy, MY WASHING NIGHTMARE!! It’s been with me for […]
February 9, 2017
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When Going To The Chemist Ends In ME Stripping To My Underwear!

I was recently asked about the possibility of writing a parenting piece but I wondered if I would ever have enough material. But then what should have been a straightforward trip to our local chemist to get my three- year- old Amelia some passport pictures gave me my answer. I knew […]

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