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Silence is Golden

Gemma Capocci - 11 Jul 16

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons hit the nail on the head when they sang, “Silence is Golden.” In fact, silence is equivalent to gold dust in this house and has now taken on an almost mythical quality akin to mystic fairies and magical...
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Are you a Major or a Wonder Mother?

Fin O'Driscoll - 15 Sep 16

I have been a working mother and a stay at home mother. I hate both these terms as they imply you only work outside the home. Every mother I know works bloody hard, regardless of location. I prefer the terms ‘Major Mother’ and ‘Wonder...
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Top 10 Reasons Summer Can F**k Off

Isabelle Loynes - 14 Sep 16

*Disclaimer. I’m not this miserable all the time, we had no sleep last night thanks to SUMMER* Summer. It’s all barbecues, picnics, crisp and cool Sauvignon, gorgeous dresses, holidays in Ibiza where the biggest dilemma is what clubs to go to on which night,...
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In The Morning

Emma Robinson - 11 Sep 16

In the morning I will love you, But now it’s for the best – If, please, you could go just go to bed So I can get some rest. You’ve had me up for hours, And my head’s begun to throb. I want to lay...
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Is It Me or Has Everyone Else Got Their S**t Together?

Peckham_Mamma - 8 Sep 16

Is it me does everyone seem to be a bit more on top of stuff than me? I often leave a social situation with a little knot in my tummy and a voice in my head that says ‘why aren’t I more like them?’...
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The Guilt Fairy

HurrahforGin - 3 Sep 16

Not everybody knows this but when you give birth to your first child you also give birth to a little fairy. She’s kind of like Tinkerbell but WAY uglier and a total bitch. Instead of carrying a wand she carries around a shovel of...
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Confession: I am a rubbish friend

Stephanie Kirsch - 12 Aug 16

My name is Stephanie. And I am a rubbish friend. There. I’ve said it out loud. A thought which has been on my mind a lot at the moment. Today I replied to a friend’s text message. She’d originally texted me two days ago....
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How to Beat The ‘Back To School’ Blues

Anniki Sommerville - 30 Aug 16

We’re all familiar with that ‘back to school’ feeling. It’s not only kids that get a dark, wobbly sensation as summer draws to a close. Initially the holidays stretch on into infinity. There’s mountains of time to fill and usually the big holiday to look forward to (and then...
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Thigh Gap Crap

SARAH ASLETT - 5 Aug 16

Are you familiar with the term ‘thigh gap’? Do you know what or where it is? Or as in my case, where it should be? Well allow me to enlighten you – the thigh gap or lack there of, is “the measured space between...
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What a hoo ha

Anna Whitehouse - 8 Sep 16

This isn’t going to be a pity party (if anything it’s a shitty party, with stale party rings, soggy napkins and shrivelled ‘cocktail’ pork stuffs). I’ve talked, blogged, vlogged, flogged enough about miscarriage and there’s no denying it’s utterly shit. I’ve done the festering...
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How to Seem More Confident

stepupclub - 14 Sep 16

This is an edited extract from – Step Up: Confidence, Success and Your Stellar Career in 10 Minutes a Day by Phanella Mayall Fine...
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Appreciate What You Have

Eeesa - 15 Sep 16

I’ve never been a fan of oversharing on social media but sometimes I think it might be a useful tool to help answer those...

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Caesarean guilt…

Lindsey Poole - 19 Sep 16

It’s the middle of the night, I open my eyes with a start. That sinking...
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What About Fanny?

Gemma Walker - 18 Sep 16

My husband and I are trying for a baby. I should probably point out...
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If In Doubt Wear Black

Esther Walker - 16 Sep 16

I have never dressed particularly well. Spending a lot of money on clothes has...
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Appreciate What You Have

Eeesa - 15 Sep 16

I’ve never been a fan of oversharing on social media but sometimes I think...
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PREGNANT AT FORTY

Esther Newman - 15 Sep 16

Two things. Firstly, I’m 40. (Cue screaming, tearing of hair and general hysteria.) On top...

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Reiki for Recharging Mamas

Rebecca Grainger - 23 Mar 16

You, the universe, and everything else is made up of energy. Reiki is a...
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How I Tackle Anxiety

Rachel Hawkins - 22 Mar 16

I must make it abundantly clear here that I am in no way a...
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Becoming a Pregnant Yogi

Calli De La Haye - 5 Mar 16

I’ve practiced Yoga for a long time, since I was 16, and I’ve taught...
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Liz Lowe - 16 Jan 16

I was recently engaged in protracted negotiations that pushed the limits of both my...

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What About Fanny?

Gemma Walker - 18 Sep 16

My husband and I are trying for a baby. I should probably point out...
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The Guilt Fairy

HurrahforGin - 3 Sep 16

Not everybody knows this but when you give birth to your first child you...

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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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Georgina Fuller - 15 Oct 14

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

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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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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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Melanie Rickey - 17 Sep 14

Melanie Rickey thought she was well set for motherhood, but no amount of reading...
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Steph Douglas - 16 Aug 14

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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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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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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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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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Victoria Leek - 24 Jul 16

For anyone prone to perfectionism, and even those who are not, being a parent can be challenging. While it is without doubt the best...
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“Three boys, so you’ll try for a girl?”

Danielle Hassall - 5 Apr 16

Today I saw a beautiful picture on Instagram of a mother who had just given birth, her face was full of overwhelming love and...
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Hannah Saunders - 20 Oct 13

By the time I had my first child, at 41, I had been a dancing party girl for nearly 3 decades and had perfected...
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Rowan Clarke - 12 Mar 16

International Women’s Day, and among the social media stories of inspiring, strong women came the plaintive utterances of a few men: “why isn’t there...
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Did you know our generation of women have it easier than ever? In fact life is peachy. We have chipped away at the glass...

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