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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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July 11, 2017
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Confidence…..

I’ve been thinking a lot of late (I say “a lot”, but it’s mainly just within that spare five minutes I have at 4am) about women and confidence. We have plenty of ads telling us how worth it we are, but that doesn’t always translate into everyday life. Many times […]
July 10, 2017
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The Illusion Of Coping

As a mum, I have come to accept that there will be days where I don’t cope well at all. The days where kids are late for school, clothes are dirty, dishes hover precariously 17 inches above the sink waterline, showers are unwittingly missed, dinner comes under the heading of […]
June 27, 2017
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Motherhood: An Upgrade Of Sorts

My default setting has never been calm. It’s something I’ve tried to work on for most of my life, but to a certain extent, I have to accept that being a worrier is part of who I am. Which is why I thought motherhood might not be for me, mainly […]
June 20, 2017
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Would You Say That To My Face?

Deciding to run a public blog or website has plenty of pros (I won’t bother listing them all…) but it also has more than its fair share of cons. I’m not naïve – I know when you stick your head above the parapet that there will always be at least […]
June 20, 2017
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The Tricky Politics Of Having ‘Mum-Friends’

I have written before about both the agony and the ecstasy of making “mum friends” (maybe slightly dramatic language there), but forging new friendships as a mother can be vital, especially in those overwhelming early days or whilst on maternity leave. And if you are a stay at home mum, […]
June 13, 2017
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What Father’s Day Cards REALLY Mean

One of the most significant things about becoming a parent, is not the waves of unconditional love, nor the sleep deprivation, fundamental life or body changes. It’s that you can finally participate in the receiving of cards on Mother or Father’s Day. Ah, Father’s Day. Invented some time in the 1980s […]

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