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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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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 […]
March 26, 2017
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The Truth About Your In-Laws…

Six letters, two little hyphenated words, but always one massive reaction: in-laws. The staple of many an un-pc comic’s routine for pretty much all of the 20th century. And whilst we’ve come a long way since Les Dawson asked us to “take my mother in law….please”, there is nothing like the […]
March 21, 2017
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The Truth About Mum Friends

I had heard the term “mum friends” many times before having a baby. Some of my best pals from school or college who became mothers way before me would reference them in a sort of dismissive tone as if I wouldn’t understand. “Who’s Julie?” I’d ask, thinking there’s no one my […]
March 18, 2017
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Why I Won’t Apologise For My Baby

I received a surprisingly huge response to an angry message I posted recently, about the woman sitting next to me and my wee man on a flight who told me without a hint of irony or humour that she was “allergic to babies”. A year ago, if anyone had said anything […]
March 14, 2017
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Sometimes You Just Gotta Go With Maintenance Sex

There are a few conversations you will hear regularly between a group of new, or not-so-new Mums. These include (but are not limited too) breastfeeding highs and lows, exhaustion, baby weight, sleep patterns, baby shite, baby vomit…..the list goes on. But once the madness of life with a newborn settles into something […]

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