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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 13, 2017
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The Six Little Words You Never Say To A Mother

When my baby was two months old, I heard those six little words that before then I had believed were a myth propagated by magazine articles to make a point. I didn’t think anyone ever actually spoke them out loud. Even in the 38 years before I had a baby, it […]
September 8, 2017
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Eats, Sh*ts And Leaves

Have you ever seen those mums out and about who look exactly as you had always planned to when you became the buggy-pusher? Dressed perfectly, subtle make up, hair not scraped up into a greasy ponytail….you know the type. Well for just a moment when Tom was a baby, I was […]
September 4, 2017
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That Moment They Realise You’re Getting On THEIR Plane

If you’ve never flown solo with a baby and would like to know what it’s like, just put an angry cat into one of those sturdy bags for life, and try and ride a bicycle around a busy roundabout. Full of impatient motorists. At rush hour. My first solo flight with […]
September 1, 2017
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When Toddlers Throw Wobblers

I think we all know the unspoken rules about witnessing a toddler tantrum in public. – Do not judge. It could happen to you. – Do not scowl, roll your eyes or talk to the child about their mother in the third person. It could happen to you. – It […]
September 1, 2017
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About That Time I Wore A Tankini To A Waterbabies Class

Ah mother and baby groups. The very thought of them goes through me. Yes, it’s lovely for baby, good for Mum to have adult company and so on, but it’s the assumption that just because two women have given birth they will be pals that bothers me. Of course you might well […]
August 30, 2017
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About That Time I Sh*t In A Cardboard Hat

Give a group of mums enough time, tea or wine, and the conversation will sooner or later come around to stories of childbirth. Most of us go through life BC (before children) whispering under our breath to pharmacists if we need any product for anywhere south of our necks, but […]

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