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MY PARTNERS IN CRIME

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I love this quote by Kate Moss. I love it because of the images…

WingingIt…

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“To be honest, I’m just winging it. Life, motherhood, my eyeliner. Everything.”…

Are you feeding her yourself?

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  This Christmas, I found myself locked in conversation with a dear…

Recovering from PND… twice

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February 4th is ‘Time To Talk Day’. To coincide with this I…

SEIZE THE EVERYDAY

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You know the times when you become overwhelmed with to-do lists, are…

Facing down my fear

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And so, just like that, I quit my job. Who knew something…

Free to be “me”.

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So, the other day I bought myself a new phone case. But…

Me And My Adidas

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Growing up in South London in the late eighties, trainers were EVERYTHING.…

Why breastfeeding can really suck

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Buckle in, this is a long read and while it is most…

Under ‘Instapressure’

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Problems with being an Instamum Thought I’d share with you a little…

The funny thing about DATE NIGHT

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This weekend, my lovely mummy came to visit London for the sole…

…Poor me…I deserve a shopping trip.

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I was thinking to myself last night, the 10th night my husband…

Confessions of a not-so-stylish Momma

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It has been on my radar lately that there seems to be…

So it happened….

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You’ll change they said. You’ll have different priorities they said. You’ll see…

Landing on another planet

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Imagine walking through a door and immediately finding yourself on another planet.…

I’ve Committed a Sin

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Yesterday our son took his first bottle of breast milk. He was…

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The Mum Lookbook

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Get the look … ‘Motherhood is different for all of us… Click…

Get down with the kids

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Stuck at home? Kids crying? You crying? Whack your fave 90s choon…

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MY PARTNERS IN CRIME

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I love this quote by Kate Moss. I love it because of the images…

WingingIt…

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“To be honest, I’m just winging it. Life, motherhood, my eyeliner. Everything.”…

Why breastfeeding can really suck

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Buckle in, this is a long read and while it is most…

Under ‘Instapressure’

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Problems with being an Instamum Thought I’d share with you a little…

You’re doing a great job

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I’m an optimist and an extremely positive person. I’ve always had a…

I’m A Gen X Graduate!

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Two things happened in the same week. The first thing was a…

Letter to Myself: One year after my sons autism diagnosis

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It’s been a year. A year to the day that we sat…

Extreme Parenting

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From one extreme to another It has come to my attention that…

7 Things I never Thought I’d Do As a Mum

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I don’t know about you but, back in the days when I…

New Motherhood: Like Starting School Again

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When I was eight, my family moved house and I – somewhat…

Post Natal Depression & Finding my Zen!

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Ok here goes……. As you may or may not be aware a…

Those rainy TV days…

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Yesterday was a bad-parenting day. I was hung-over. It was raining. I…

I Am A Mother of Three. But You Will Only See Two

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  I am a different kind of mother. I am one in…

Dear school, please stop oversharing…

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I’ll start with the caveat, in case you’re in any doubt: I am…

How motherhood made me unemployable

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I have two children. I am no longer employable. For me though,…

How was it for you? Birth trauma…

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I like talking about postnatal depression. I’ll talk about it to anyone…

Parenting boys, it really would have been easier to get a dog….

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When I found out I was having a boy, I’m ashamed to…

10 Ways To Fake A Post-Baby Supermodel Body

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Get Fat BEFORE You Get Pregnant. It really confuses people. I did…

Anxiety is a Bitch

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I’ve been weighing-up whether to write this. Is there anything funny to…

How I really feel about being a SAHM

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First and foremost I would like to say hurrah for journalist Kate…

Why French Mums Are Cool

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Today I was boring a friend with yet another story of my…

Finding the formula

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I honestly never gave much thought to the whole ‘boob vs. bottle’…

Three boys? You poor darling.

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The other day an elegant lady in her seventies watched me march…

A Unique Truth

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When your baby is given a genetic diagnosis, you experience many emotions.…

BEING A MUM ON THE LOOSE

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Have you seen this woman? Have you seen The Mum On the…

Mother shame in the workplace

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I am ashamed to say that for the first year of my…

The Newborn Days

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And so he came. Eventually. The Tummy Baby is a he. Born…

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…

How the hell am I going to cope with two kids?

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By the time you ask yourself this question its probably WAY too…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

RUN BABY, RUN

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There was one day in December when it wasn’t raining. It was…