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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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May 17, 2017
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What About Mama’s Milestones?

You’ll find as a new parent that many people will only ask you about your children. Sometimes it’s because you have nothing else in common, but usually, admittedly, it’s because they are genuinely interested. Personally, I am slightly bored of being constantly asked if my son has hit various ‘milestones’. […]
May 11, 2017
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The Happy Truth About My Post-Baby Body

In the grand scheme of things, we know the “post-baby body” rhetoric is very unimportant, but even so, how we feel about ourselves is important, and how we view ourselves shapes that. Here’s a newsflash: women’s bodies change after the oh-so-simple act of growing an entire new human (or multiples […]
May 8, 2017
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The Straw That Broke The Mama’s Back

I remember visiting a friend years ago (long before babies were a part of my life) who was the most together person I knew. She had three kids quite young, was always organised and still managed to invite her old college pals (of which I was one) over for dinner […]
May 2, 2017
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Are You A Baby Food Snob?

When my baby passed the first year mark, he was a great eater. I fiound myself swelling with pride if people remarked on it, as they saw him wolfing down a plate of food that they wouldn’t have a hope in hell of getting past their child’s lips. Then I would […]
April 25, 2017
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The Problem With Date Nights

Date nights. Great in theory. You know the magazine articles: stock photos of attractive couples playing footsie under a table in an expensive restaurant, but the very thought of them can strike fear into the hearts of many a tired parent. Some people find them contrived or too much pressure. You can’t […]
April 18, 2017
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The No Holiday Bank Holiday

Bank holidays: in my pre-baby, full-time working life, they would fill me with joy for weeks in advance. Three-day weekend! Or for the Easter one that’s just gone, four for many people! (Once you made sure to stock up on a few bottles of wine for Good Friday). Bank holidays […]

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