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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 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 […]
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 […]

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