Tag: Motherhood

This is not what I was expecting

I was hurting. My mind, my body. The inside of my cells felt like they were shrivelling up. I was dirty. Skin cells clumping together, oily hair and dried blood. The idea of what my life would look like now, after giving birth, shattered. Little pieces of me falling to my hospital bed side. Hot, light and […]

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11 Reasons Why New Mums are Gangster

Since becoming a mum, I am much more confident in every day life. I don’t feel the pressure of having to please everyone and I am more focused on what I need to do for my family. I have a sense of freedom even though technically I am less free, I am finally able to follow my […]

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Redefining what Being a ‘Man’ Really Means

Probably a little bit like me too. He’ll grow up, turn into a young LAD, and he’ll be standing in a group of friends joking around, giving it all THE BANTS, and someone will say, “…ah maaaaate, she’s so ugly, if I banged her I’d double bag it, a bag on her head and a bag on mine […]

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5 Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Your maternity leave may be the longest length of time you take away from the office. But before you know it, you’ll be tucking away your yoga pants and reacquainting yourself with your work wardrobe. If you’re planning a pregnancy or starting the adoption process, it’s never too early to plan time away from work […]

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6 Ways Mums Can Earn a Significant Side Income

Source Pexels From wiping snotty noses, to juggling diapers, lunches, and laundry – being a mom is generally a full-time job that we can’t exactly take a long break from. Our children need our attention and our presence, but they also need clothes, books, medicine, and a whole slew of other things that might not […]

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To My Pregnant Friend Who Doesn’t Want ‘Mum Friends’

I know what you’re thinking when you hear the term ‘mum friends’. You’re picturing stilted conversations in an antenatal class about changing tables and breast pumps. Awkward baby groups full of people you never would have spoken to if you didn’t push a small infant out of your bits around the same time. Friendships that […]

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Why there should no longer be an estimated ‘due date’

Author: The Mum Project  Let’s be honest, we all know ‘estimated due date’ is never accurate. Yet, we continue to sit here naively thinking that by 40 weeks (hopefully sooner, you know….because it could be as early as 37 weeks!) we will have the baby. Why did I think my son would be early? Now […]

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Things I Wish I Could Tell My Pregnant Self

Dear Melissa, You are in for a big surprise. Everything you think right now about having a child is wrong. So take a moment and remember this quote.  And now for the list.  The poo is not that bad. Your average tube journey will now feel like a mission into the trenches of World War […]

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Prevent Negative Thoughts about Our Bodies

 Your body is beautiful. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, tell you otherwise.  Big, small, round, pear-shaped, wide, petite, giraffe-like. Whatever shape, it is beautiful. Since becoming a mother my body has changed in many ways. At first it was hard for me to accept the extra belly fat that lay ever-so quietly under my jeans, popping out […]

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7 Things that are EASIER After Having a Child

I’m not going to lie, becoming a mother has been the hardest thing I have ever done. I haven’t slept in seven months. I am always exhausted. I am always on edge. And I look like someone has punched me in both eyes. HOWEVER, I have found that there are actually a few things that have become, […]

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