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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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January 17, 2017
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Why Working From Home Is A Myth

The stay-at-home versus working-mum debate rages on, and unlike some questions (such as “is Donald Trump a clown?”), there isn’t a definitive answer. There are pros and cons to both, and what’s right for one woman won’t be for another. Sometimes there’s no choice – going back to work may […]
January 10, 2017
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Are You A Smug Parent?

No one likes a smug parent, and out of both genders, a smug Mum is the worst. A smug Dad is probably just slightly misguided, but a smug Mum knows better (this is not a sexist thing, just a fact I have come to realise). We all know a smug […]
December 25, 2016
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Why Christmas Is Wasted On My Son

I love this time of year. I’m about as Christmassy a person you could meet, without crossing over into Christm-asshole territory (you know what I’m talking about — taking novelty jumpers a step too far, 12 pubs of Christmas etc etc.). This will be my second December 25th as a Mum, and […]
October 18, 2016
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I’m Not An Idiot Just Because I Have A Baby

For work and personal reasons, I am a frequent flyer, and have been for nearly a decade. It used to be a breeze, but since having a baby there is no doubt it’s slightly less simple and certainly more costly (but I would say I make at least the price […]
September 27, 2016
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Pink Is For Boys, Blue Is For Girls

I’ve lost count of the number of times baby Tom has been mistaken for a girl, despite the fact that I shamelessly don’t adhere in anyway whatsoever to gender neutral baby dressing. I have his insanely thick hair cut into a “boys’ cut” (whatever that is), and I dress him […]
September 20, 2016
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The Problem With A ‘Mums Night Out’

Lily Allen was back in the news recently, but for all the wrong reasons. She was photographed worse for wear (well, more than worse for wear) at the Notting Hill Carnival a couple of weeks ago. To be fair to Lily, NHC is a festival where this year, four people were […]

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