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For Women Who Happen To Be Parents

Maia

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

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August 15, 2017
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Creche And Burn….

Another first arrived on my doorstep this week. The looking-after-Tom-full-time and working-from-home model (whilst relying on my Mum for the days I have to be out) is no longer viable. He needs more stimulation, and frankly, I need to get out more. So it was time to find a crèche. […]
August 8, 2017
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Are You Talking To Me? A Rant About A Taxi Driver….

Does anyone remember the taxi incident some months ago when the driver refused to take me and Tom because he claimed the buggy “wouldn’t fit in this car”? Well the story continues… I was sick of letting this kind of crap go, so I reported him to the taxi regulator. […]
August 1, 2017
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When Toddlers Go Bad…..

I shared a story recently of my first experience of toddler shoplifting. I was queueing at a till when Tom spied and grabbed some baby sunglasses (I understand the concept of impulse buying, but why, OH WHY, do shops put so many grabbables and sugar at toddler-height at the tills?? […]
July 31, 2017
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Should I Help Other People’s Kids?

Now that Baby Tom is toddling around like a tiny drunk at a wedding, his world has dramatically opened up (interestingly, it’s directly proportionately to how mine is narrowing…). I used to have to lift him from swing to slide in the playground, but now, the park is his oyster, […]
July 27, 2017
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The Unspoken Truth About Family Holidays

I went on a very rare girls’ night away recently. A gang of mums with varying numbers of kids found a cheap deal in a nice hotel which we booked months ago, and counted down the days to as if our lives depended on it. Of course, we spent a lot of […]
July 18, 2017
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The Trouble With Baby Routines Is…

There is one parenting question I dreaded above all others, and unfortunately it remains one of the most frequently asked by friends and strangers alike. No it’s not “Jesus, you look wrecked, are you not sleeping at all?”, but the ubiquitous “Have you got a good routine?” It seems to be […]

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