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Maia

Maia Dunphy naively thought working from home once she had a baby would be easy. She was wrong…

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September 19, 2017
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That Time I Pooped In Front Of My Baby

You know what’s worse than the days that go wrong as a parent? The days that almost go right. So close to perfect parenting you can almost smell Gina Ford, but at the last minute it all falls apart. These days are the worst because you have been lulled into a […]
September 15, 2017
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About That Time I Wore A Maternity Dress

Maternity Style: can we all just accept that’s one of life’s inalienable oxymorons? You may have had (as I did) a naïve sartorial plan in those first few months when you didn’t have a clue what was ahead, inspired by photos of perfectly groomed pregnant celebrities. Until I learned the […]
September 13, 2017
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The Six Little Words You Never Say To A Mother

When my baby was two months old, I heard those six little words that before then I had believed were a myth propagated by magazine articles to make a point. I didn’t think anyone ever actually spoke them out loud. Even in the 38 years before I had a baby, it […]
September 8, 2017
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Eats, Sh*ts And Leaves

Have you ever seen those mums out and about who look exactly as you had always planned to when you became the buggy-pusher? Dressed perfectly, subtle make up, hair not scraped up into a greasy ponytail….you know the type. Well for just a moment when Tom was a baby, I was […]
September 4, 2017
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That Moment They Realise You’re Getting On THEIR Plane

If you’ve never flown solo with a baby and would like to know what it’s like, just put an angry cat into one of those sturdy bags for life, and try and ride a bicycle around a busy roundabout. Full of impatient motorists. At rush hour. My first solo flight with […]
September 1, 2017
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When Toddlers Throw Wobblers

I think we all know the unspoken rules about witnessing a toddler tantrum in public. – Do not judge. It could happen to you. – Do not scowl, roll your eyes or talk to the child about their mother in the third person. It could happen to you. – It […]

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