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6 ways to make friends as a new mum

Having young kids can sometimes feel a little unsociable – especially in the newborn months when you’re sleep deprived and getting to grips with your new life as a parent. Socialising is probably the last thing you feel like…

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The reality of having a baby with colic

I’ve written before about the challenges we faced with our first-born during her first four months. Her excessive crying seemed never-ending and the quest to get a moment’s peace and quiet or a couple of hours’ kip became all-consuming.…

12 times I feel too immature to be a mother

The other day I was pretty excited to hear Dr Dre, ‘The Next Episode’ come out of my car stereo. One of the songs from the soundtrack of my youth…I of course turned the volume up and started jigging…

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#MySundayPhoto – Puddle jumping

We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately, but I love how kids (unlike adults) couldn’t give two hoots about the weather. In fact, Taylor loves the rain and always says to me that we can still go out…

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Harry, you’re one month old!

Oh Harry, what a sweetheart you are! It seems like the past four weeks have flown by on the one hand, but on the other hand I can’t imagine our little family without you in it. I’ve decided to…

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Why I’ll be teaching my kids that winning is important

We all know about non-competitive sports days and the growing trend in schools today to not celebrate the ‘winners’. Instead, each child should be recognised for taking partΒ and ‘having a go’. But is this really a healthy life lesson?Β …

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5 simple ways to find more ‘me time’ as a busy mum

As a mum of young kids, your days can be swallowed up by soft play centres, preparing dinners, cleaning up, changing nappies…The list goes on and you never seem to get a spare minute to yourself. Now that I’m…

My reality of being the stay at home parent

When I first went on maternity leave and became a stay at home mum two and a half years ago, I had grand ideas about what I’d do with all of the spare time I was going to have.…