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October 25, 2017

10 Ways To Handle A Three-Year-Old (And Stay Sane)

1) Buy a really good coffee machine if you can afford it because sometimes a decent cup of coffee will get you through a day of tantrums and hysteria. 2) Install a padded room in your house so when your toddler is throwing a hissy fit, there is a room […]
October 25, 2017

The Six Word Mum: Bernie Martin

This week The M Word would like to introduce Bernie Martin. Bernie’s writing inspiration comes from a tsunami of emotions brought on by her children and the fact she herself is an emotional person. Inspired by others around her Bernie is an avid watcher of peoples behaviours their psychology fears […]
October 25, 2017

How To Survive…Your Baby Shower

If you’d asked me if I had wanted a baby shower last year, when I was so heavily pregnant that every step was a waddle, the simple act of putting on my own shoes was like a full-on TRX workout and I was suffering with the world’s worst PUPP rash […]
October 24, 2017

What Kids Can Teach Us About Being Mindful

The pressure on adults today has reached epic proportions. Every time we look at our phones, we are reminded of all the things we should be doing to improve our lives and over and over again we are advised to be more mindful and to live in the moment. I […]


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