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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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March 7, 2017
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The Viruses Are Coming….

I’m still relatively new to this motherhood lark. Baby Tom is now 19 months old and 19 months in adult terms is nothing at all. I’ve had gift vouchers that have taken me longer to spend, (that’s a lie – I just couldn’t think of anything to demonstrate how short […]
January 31, 2017
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It’s Ok…I Have A Baby

My baby is now 18 months old. I say “baby”, but I am corrected by many who say he is now a toddler. Yeah, whatever, it’s all semantics – he’ll still be my baby when he’s 25 (I just won’t refer to him publicly that way). But if I am […]
January 17, 2017
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Why Working From Home Is A Myth

The stay-at-home versus working-mum debate rages on, and unlike some questions (such as “is Donald Trump a clown?”), there isn’t a definitive answer. There are pros and cons to both, and what’s right for one woman won’t be for another. Sometimes there’s no choice – going back to work may […]
January 10, 2017
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Are You A Smug Parent?

No one likes a smug parent, and out of both genders, a smug Mum is the worst. A smug Dad is probably just slightly misguided, but a smug Mum knows better (this is not a sexist thing, just a fact I have come to realise). We all know a smug […]
December 25, 2016
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Why Christmas Is Wasted On My Son

I love this time of year. I’m about as Christmassy a person you could meet, without crossing over into Christm-asshole territory (you know what I’m talking about — taking novelty jumpers a step too far, 12 pubs of Christmas etc etc.). This will be my second December 25th as a Mum, and […]
October 18, 2016
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I’m Not An Idiot Just Because I Have A Baby

For work and personal reasons, I am a frequent flyer, and have been for nearly a decade. It used to be a breeze, but since having a baby there is no doubt it’s slightly less simple and certainly more costly (but I would say I make at least the price […]

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