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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 27, 2016
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Pink Is For Boys, Blue Is For Girls

I’ve lost count of the number of times baby Tom has been mistaken for a girl, despite the fact that I shamelessly don’t adhere in anyway whatsoever to gender neutral baby dressing. I have his insanely thick hair cut into a “boys’ cut” (whatever that is), and I dress him […]
September 20, 2016
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The Problem With A ‘Mums Night Out’

Lily Allen was back in the news recently, but for all the wrong reasons. She was photographed worse for wear (well, more than worse for wear) at the Notting Hill Carnival a couple of weeks ago. To be fair to Lily, NHC is a festival where this year, four people were […]
September 14, 2016
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Hey, Merlot. We Need To Talk

A few years ago I unwittingly became a poster girl for “women and drinking”. I hadn’t intended to, but I made a documentary called Merlot & Me where I discussed my own drinking in relation to new national statistics, and alongside other women who were candid about their own alcohol […]
August 30, 2016
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The Politics Of Borrowing Baby Stuff

Neither a borrower nor a lender be. I’m sure most of you have heard that at least once in your lives (usually from the kind of family member who starts the sing song at a wedding). It was Shakespeare who coined the phrase, the advice being that to borrow something from, […]
August 16, 2016
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The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Mother

I don’t want to go all semi-serious on you all, but there’s something I wanted to bring up now that we’re all pals and you won’t think I’m a friendless loser….Being a Mum can be incredibly lonely. It was something I had heard mentioned in vaguely hushed tones, but as someone […]
August 9, 2016
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The ‘Problem’ With Having An Only Child

I thought I was finally done with the unsolicited questions at this stage in my life: “Do you not want to get married?” (When I was still not bothered about marriage at 30). “At last! So when is the big day?” (When I got engaged). “So are you going to have children?” […]

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