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

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October 9, 2017
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The Advice You DON’T Want When Pregnant

In the year 2015 BC (before child), I received lots of advice and tips, and even a photo of someone’s damaged vagina. Most of it I listened to, smiled and nodded begrudgingly (except for the photo which arrived by email from a colleague I had worked with ten years ago. There […]
October 7, 2017
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How Meetings With Babies Work

Because. This. Maia
October 4, 2017
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Breast Isn’t Always Best?

So M Word mamas, it’s Breastfeeding week and Newstalk’s Ivan Yates’ show has been in touch looking for someone to talk about when breastfeeding might not be best. Would any of our readers like to debate this side on air? They will have someone else on to talk pro-breastfeeding, so […]
October 3, 2017
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Unwelcome Rites Of Parental Passage…

Tom was sick yesterday evening, and became steadily worse during the night. By 3am after a call to the VHI helpline and being unable to reduce his temperature, the recommendation was I call for an ambulance. I have heard the stories from friends of panicked dashes with little ones to […]
October 2, 2017
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Today’s Mum…. Part 1!

Motherhood, for those fortunate enough to experience it, is the most wonderful thing, and the cliché is true that until you live it first hand, it’s impossible to describe how transformative it really is. But before I get carried away with all the pros, it’s only fair to say that […]
October 1, 2017
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The March for Choice

This website is about supporting women. It is also about fun, perhaps a wine joke too many, sharing stories, the many triumphs and failures of parenting and, on occasion, more serious conversations. We won’t all agree all of the time, but fundamentally the articles we choose to share are pieces […]

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