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Please Don't Stop the Music How To Go Out When You're A Parent

Please Don’t Stop the Music – How to Go Out When You’re A Parent

Things I miss since becoming a parent number eleventy billion – going to live music gigs.  Don’t get me wrong, the Peppa Pig soundtrack that is a gentle and constant background in our home is an auditory delight, but it wouldn’t be my Spotify choice (fact – having kids messes with the algorithm).  And so I […]

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10 Super Tips for Surviving the First Week

10 Super Tips to Surviving the First Week

That first week coming home with your new bundle of joy brings so many emotions that it’s hard to figure out where to start. Here are a few tips to get you going… Prepare Beforehand We all know those last few weeks of pregnancy can be tough, but trust me! You will be grateful for the prep […]

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7 Lessons Our Mothers Taught Us That We Want Our Future Children to Know

Featured photo by longleanna on Pixabay When we are little we don’t really like the constant advice we get from our mothers, at times we even find it annoying. It gets worse when we enter puberty, accepting that someone else knows better is nearly impossible when you are a teenager. But as we get older […]

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10 things every nursery-going mum should know…

You think your toddler will be the ONLY one doing all the learning once he/ she starts nursery? WRONG! You – nursery-going mum – will have a LOT of learning to do as well. Some lessons will be delightful, others not so much. But there WILL be new experiences so brace yourself. 1. Settling-in period […]

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Why is it STILL so hard? (How to effectively manage those tearful drop-offs)

I’ve spoken about Little Man’s tearful drop-offs when he started nursery almost two years ago. As with most children, the settling-in period was tough. Very tough. For him and for me. To see those tears every morning as I tried to smile and walk away, even as he screamed “Mummy” and hoped I would turn […]

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The 10 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Parent

Since becoming a parent, I’ve definitely become gross.  I’m immune to bogies smeared on t-shirts (although I’d rather it wasn’t mine).  I snack on half-fishfingers that have been pushed around a plate and finally rejected.  Once I ate a finger of buttered toast off the floor, as it was easier than walking to the bin.  […]

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What You Need To Know About Becoming a Mum

We are a pretty honest and open society now, and with the massive online community only growing, there’s a wealth of information, advice and tips out there if you want to find it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my children, and there are hundreds of times I think; “Why didn’t people tell me this would be […]

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Returning to Work Without Freaking the ‘F’ Out

Returning to work. Like any parenting milestone it’s a chance for expert procreators to offer you their words of wisdom. At the time you’ll want whack them with the nappy bag [all mothers know that could do some serious damage] and run for the hills while proudly brandishing your SAHM’s rule flag! But once reality […]

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A letter for those who don’t “believe” depression.

Dear unbeliever, Firstly I want to start by saying I’ve been where you are now. Before I became ill with depression at the age of 26 I had no clue what it was. If you had asked me I probably would have said people get sad and low sometimes but they can pull themselves out […]

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The New Mum VS The Toddler Mum

When I was pregnant with Lady P, there was a whole list of things that people used to say and do with reference to my bump that used to make me want to punch them in the face. You know the kind of things… “Make the most of sleep now” when you are already not […]

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