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January 31, 2017
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The Importance Of Being Earnest…About Birthday Cake

Cake. Four little letters that fill my heart with joy. Four little sugar filled letters that make their way from my mouth directly to my hips, where they linger indefinitely. Guilt aside, is there a better way to celebrate a family occasion than the presentation of a cake? In our […]
January 31, 2017
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Can Living With Cystic Fibrosis Ever Be ‘Normal’?

When we were told our baby girl had Cystic Fibrosis four years ago, I distinctly remember the reassurances offered by the Nurse Specialist on D-Day (Diagnosis Day) – she’ll go to school ‘as normal’, she’ll do sports ‘as normal’, she’ll do everything ‘as normal’. But this was five minutes after […]
January 30, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On… Shedding Baby Weight

Here is a true but disheartening fact. A woman will rarely regain the body she had before her amazing bundle of joy came along. I feel I need to highlight the myth that perpetuates to make us Mums feel bad about our postnatal bodies. All these stories we’re fed about […]
January 30, 2017
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The Bittersweet Of Breastfeeding

While I look on with admiration at all the amazing women out there who successfully breastfeed, my own experiences have left me feeling somewhat bitter about the whole thing. Breastfeeding my first daughter was a complete nightmare. It seemed that everyone I spoke to offered different advice: “Empty one breast […]
January 29, 2017
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Man-flu: This Shit Is Real!

We had a weekend there when it was touch and go. We really did not think he was going to make it. Giving him every tablet, cough bottle, nose spray known to medical science and nothing, nothing would ease it. There was an air of worry hanging over the house […]
January 29, 2017
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Seven Things I Never Knew About C-Sections (Until I Had One)

There are many myths and misconceptions about giving birth whether you give birth vaginally or by c-section. These are just a few of the things I wish I had known before I stepped through those hospital doors. 1. Your stomach will never quite feel the same: I wasn’t surprised to […]

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