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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 24, 2017
assholes

Not All Children Are Perfect

Since having a baby, there is no denying that I have become more of a ‘baby person’. I empathise when I see a stressed mum, or hear a toddler raising the roof of a supermarket with their screams. I lean in to prams and buggies more than I use to […]
August 22, 2017
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The Problem With ‘Elf And Safety

I’m still braving the occasional Mum & Toddler Group in the hope that one will be revelatory, or failing that, at least it will be good for baby Tom to interact with ‘other small people’ (as I am continually told is essential, despite the fact that he regularly interacts with […]
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
nearmiss

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, […]

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