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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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July 6, 2016
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And The Fifth Horseman Of The Apocalypse Shall Be Called…Baby Squits

Today I had my first unwelcome experience of the baby-squits. The term may be an unfamiliar one, but the explanation won’t be. I have seen friends and colleagues who are mums, wiped out by gastroenteritis, floored by their sixth cold of the year by March, and telling me about grim […]
July 1, 2016
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Why I Didn’t Break The Bank For My Baby’s First Birthday

My baby turned one last weekend. I can’t quite believe it; despite all the clichés of “it’s like he’s been here forever”, it still feels like yesterday that we brought him home and I peered into his little basket and thought “shit….what do I do now?!”. Those of you who have two […]
May 31, 2016
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All You Need To Know About Placenta Lasagne

Coleen Rooney was back in the papers last week with her latest post-pregnancy update. Now this may be a contentious topic for some, because we’re talking about placenta munching. But for those of you who might be faint of heart, fear not; Coleen didn’t serve it up with fava beans […]
May 26, 2016
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The Truth About Pureed Paw-Paw And Kale Chips

I’m so excited by the buzz The M Word has generated so far. It’s reassuring to know my random thoughts and mild panics at 4am are not exclusive to me. But there have been a few newspaper headlines (well, somewhere around page 17 mostly), that have made me frown a little. […]
May 19, 2016
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Finding A Balance

It ain’t easy. Maia
May 17, 2016
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That First Time You Enter The Maternity Ward, For Real

Let me just set out my stall — I think midwives and nurses are extraordinary people who should be paid the same as boom-time property magnates (although if that were the case, they’d probably all be living off-shore at the moment which would be no good to us). Yes, midwives and nurses are […]

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