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Why Every Mum Needs A Child-free Friend

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So, mum friends are amazing; that is a given. From pregnancy piles…

The insanity of parental sleep-deprivation

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On a rainy day last week, I left the house in the…

No Father for Father’s Day

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This is not a pity post. I am not announcing any groundbreaking…

Facing up to being a Domestic Slut

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When I found myself drinking the Christmas port out of a dinosaur…

The Swan Effect

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Holly Willoughby recently declared that motherhood for the third time has been…

Mum In The Mirror

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It was one of those sit back and watch moments as a…

Motherhood? I’m nailing it. Except when I’m not.

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A few weeks after having Zach I decided, on the spur of…

An open letter to my daughter on feminism…

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To my dearest daughter Edith, As you snuggle against my chest in…

28 Truths About Having Boys

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I am Mamma to two boys. This doesn’t make me too well…

Weddings: pre vs post children

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An invitation to a wedding: once a joyous social outing to look…

Work’s for Me

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A couple of months ago I posted a link to an article…

“MUM” AS A DISS

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Bad news, ladyparents. “Mum” is making its way on to the long…

Mother Love

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My mum asked me the other day, ‘So, what top tip would…

An apology to my neighbours

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Dear people who live next door, and other folk residing along our once…

Friendship after the baby

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Friends come and they go and they come back and they go…

20 things I didn’t know before I had kids

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Before children, I was always THAT person who secretly used to look…

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Facing up to being a Domestic Slut

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When I found myself drinking the Christmas port out of a dinosaur…

28 Truths About Having Boys

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I am Mamma to two boys. This doesn’t make me too well…

20 things I didn’t know before I had kids

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Before children, I was always THAT person who secretly used to look…

WHAT IF THE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE… JUST AREN’T?

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The elderly woman wrapped a warm thin hand around my forearm and…

HOW NOT TO ENJOY CHILD FREE TIME

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My husband is insistent, “Take some time off from the kids,” and…

THE CURSE OF MEALTIMES

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I feel exactly like the woman in the picture above. I’m not sure…

10 words that have a new meaning now I’m a mother

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1. Holiday This was once a chance to unwind, relax, lie on…

10 signs you’re dangerously close to being Mumsy

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This morning I received a message from an excellent friend of mine…

THE MOTHER OF ALL TRIPS

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hand in…

SHOUT LESS, LOVE MORE

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It’s taken me four years to crack this how-to-discipline-your-child-when-they’re-screaming-at-you business. I’ve read…

HAVING KIDS DOESN’T TURN WOMEN INTO SAINTS

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I recently met a woman who revealed that when her first born…

5 STEREOTYPICAL ‘MUM’ THINGS (YOU THOUGHT YOU’D NEVER DO)

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You’d think that nine-months of pregnancy, a gruelling labour, lousy sleep and…

The Joni Mitchell Sleep Solution

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So I’m currently in the grip of what most parents would call…

BEING A MUM WITHOUT A MUM

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

DEEP SLEEPING BASTARDS

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All men are deep sleeping bastards. Fact. Okay, I will hold my…

HOW I GOT MY MOJO BACK

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Melanie Rickey thought she was well set for motherhood, but no amount…

A day in the life of a freelance mother

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There’s this perception, as a parent or would-be parent dreaming about the…

When new mums get angry

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When you’re pregnant, advice is pointed at you from every direction and…

Finding the ‘U’ in Mum

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Did you know our generation of women have it easier than ever?…

MAKING A MUMBACK

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On Monday I will return to work following my second maternity leave.…