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My Battle to Breastfeed

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On the rare occasion this poor second baby gets so much as…

HOW NOT TO ENJOY CHILD FREE TIME

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

RAISING A GIRL

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When I was pregnant, I thought I was going to have a…

THE CURSE OF MEALTIMES

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

And Then There Was You

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Without question, being a Mum is tough. Even though I have a…

Second baby syndrome?

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My two year old son drinks his milk out of a plastic…

Drugs Saved My Marriage

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The internet is a wonderful way to present a heavily edited version…

I’M OVER PREGNANCY BODY SHAMING

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    Watch out mums, body shaming has added another target to…

10 infuriating things preschoolers do

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When I was six, I kicked a girl in the shin in…

THOSE PERFECT MAGAZINE MUMS

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This month a woman’s magazine ran a ‘special edition’ on family life.…

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

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‘I know you’re fucking him’ she snarls at me across the table…

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…

Sisters doing it for themselves

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“Are you the sort of person who gloats when they see a…

Grandmother missing

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I have come to the conclusion that without your mum there is…

Feel like you’re being tested?

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I’m having a bad week. The other morning, while getting dressed as…

DON’T SAY ‘WHEN’ SAY ‘IF’

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Recently, my daughter was constipated (stay with me) and, despite her healthy…

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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.…