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Embracing Christmas, Post Baby-Loss

Nicola Redshaw - 4 Dec 16

On October 23rd 2015 I gave birth to a beautiful and seemingly healthy baby boy.  We named him Winter and he instantly stole our hearts.  But 30 minutes after being born our son stopped breathing and the next day we held him in our...
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MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMMMMEEEEEEYYYY!!!

HurrahforGin - 1 Dec 16

Before I had kids I imagined talking to them would be one of the best things about being a parent – Oh the hours I would while away with my children laughing, answering questions and eventually putting the world to rights together – It would...
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Why I Hate Advent Calendars

Amy Ransom - 1 Dec 16

Advent calendars. Countdown to Christmas or countdown to Mum’s nervous breakdown? 24 days of hell. Last year we banned chocolate advent calendars. Why? I thought it was because Beaver isn’t very good when she eats chocolate. Now I remember it is because they are THE SPAWN OF...
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Why Mum Was So Amazing When My Twins Were Born

Anniki Sommerville - 23 Nov 16

Clemmie Hooper is 32, lives in South London, is married to Simon and has four daughters – Anya 9, Marnie 6 and identical twins Ottilie and Delilah 10 months. She is currently coming to the end of her maternity leave and plans to return...
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If time is a healer, when will I be healed?

Eeesa - 20 Oct 16

Time. We measure our lives in units of time. Past, present and future. If life is going well, we pray for time to linger, pause, slow down. If life is hard or painful (or we are simply stuck in a dull meeting) we urge...
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Here’s To The ‘Bad Mum Revolution’

Cherry Healey - 17 Nov 16

When I became pregnant I was under the impression that my former self would have to be removed like a gnarly wart. Goodbye to the piercings, the hip hop, the leather trousers and hello to the Laura Ashley mid-length skirt and alice-band. And I...
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How to talk to children about politics

Rowan Clarke - 9 Nov 16

Whether you shrugged and got on with it, or cried in your cornflakes this morning, explaining to children news like Trump’s presidency is confounding. But however you feel, if you want rounded, engaged voters for the future, it’s a subject you may want to...
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Mindfulness for mothers, where to begin

Antonia Sanchez-Toomey - 8 Nov 16

Let me start by saying that I am not a mindfulness and meditation expert in any way shape or form. I am just your average working woman with a family, two rabbits and a predisposition for feeling stressed who is learning to be more...
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Post Natal Madness Is Perfectly Normal

Rebecca Maberly - 11 Nov 16

When I look back on my experiences as a new mother- I don’t especially remember the extreme tiredness, or the shock I felt as...
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How to survive the Vom bug

Sarah Jarman - 30 Nov 16

Love winter, or hate winter it seems every year to bring with it an inevitable plethora of bugs. When the autumn term begins we...

THE GREAT AND THE GOOD

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You & I: the first six months

Molly Whitehead-Jones - 24 Nov 16

The following is quite different in style to anything I’ve posted on Selfish Mother...
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Raise Them Higher

Anna Whitehouse - 23 Nov 16

Dear Mae, It’s 8.03am on 9 November 2016. You are loved. By parents and grandparents who believe...

WORKING 9 TO 5 (AND THEN SOME)

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Working 9 to 5

Serena Dobson - 1 Sep 16

As the long summer days slowly draw shorter, and the light mornings are that...
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The work of motherhood

Polly Geal - 8 Mar 16

My day started with a lego creation slammed into my face. When I took...
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Work’s for Me

Vicki Rendall - 15 May 15

A couple of months ago I posted a link to an article on my...

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Hungover Mum Survival Guide

Isabelle Loynes - 24 Nov 16

https://mamaanddot.com As Christmas approaches….who am I kidding? You aren’t hungover because it’s Christmas time,...
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Just The One

Catherine Kennedy-Hawkey - 9 Nov 16

There are already, approximately, a billion Mummy blogs out there so let’s be honest,...

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The Curse of Mealtimes

Molly Gunn - 24 Mar 15

I feel exactly like the woman in the picture above. I’m not sure how I’ve...
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Being A Mum Without A Mum

Georgina Fuller - 15 Oct 14

My mum was the kind of mother that everyone wanted. She was immense fun...

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When new mums get angry

Steph Douglas - 16 Aug 16

When you’re pregnant, advice is pointed at you from every direction and the phrase...
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“MUM” As a Diss

Lauren Laverne - 3 Jan 16

Bad news, ladyparents. “Mum” is making its way on to the long and terrible...
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The Curse of Mealtimes

Molly Gunn - 24 Mar 15

I feel exactly like the woman in the picture above. I’m not sure how I’ve...
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How I Got My Mojo Back

Melanie Rickey - 17 Sep 14

Melanie Rickey thought she was well set for motherhood, but no amount of reading...

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An *alternative* A to Z of Motherhood

Kate Chapman - 11 Jun 15

A is for Arms – after having kids, two will never be enough again. Although in time you will find yourself quite adept at most household tasks...
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Am I happy or just busy?

Rachel Jeffcoat - 20 Feb 16

I had stupid gum surgery last Saturday. Stupid because putting the words ‘gum’ and ‘surgery’ together sounds like you’re trying to be dramatic, but...
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Are you feeding her yourself?

Mary-Ellen Krause - 4 Feb 16

  This Christmas, I found myself locked in conversation with a dear friend. Musing about the joys and tribulations of motherhood. Looking back over...
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BEING A MUM ON THE LOOSE

Molly Gunn - 14 Jul 15

Have you seen this woman? Have you seen The Mum On the Loose? You’ll know her, if you see her. This is the woman...

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