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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 24, 2017
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Why It’s Good To Be A Baby Scrooge

When a new baby (especially a first baby) arrives home, the presents you receive may seem as numerous as the dirty nappies. I tried to take note of who sent what so as to be able to thank people, but in those early, hazy days, it’s easy to forget another […]
May 23, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On… Baby Classes

I did a few of the now ubiquitous “baby classes” with Tom when he was younger. We did the early-learners swimming classes (and paid for the insanely overpriced underwater photo shoot), we showed our faces at a few crawler and explorer afternoons (but acknowledged he was a bit too young when […]
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 […]

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