Why I find playing with my kids boring

I feel like I need to begin this post with a huge disclaimer. I love my children. I love being with them. I think they are awesome. But, I am 35 years old. My kids…

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Why we cannot escape mum guilt

The first experience of mum guilt often happens before we have even had the baby. You’re out with friends for a meal and you decide to order a glass of wine. Even if everyone, including…

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One day it will be the last time

As I picked up my youngest for the 7,456,788th time the other day (I kid you not), I had a thought. One day it will be the last time I pick her up. I don’t…

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10 pieces of rubbish baby advice you need to ignore

No sooner have you popped your new baby out, then a wave of advice, remarks and “helpful” observations will start coming your way. If you’re not careful, you will start drowning in it. Some remarks…

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The broken promises of parenting

Do you ever get to the end of a trying day and promise yourself that you will do better tomorrow? Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to hang your…

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When it comes to parental leave, I’m not sharing

Let me clarify right off the bat that I am a feminist and I am all for progression in favour of equality. I absolutely applaud the introduction of shared parental leave, I think it’s a…

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10 times parents think they have control, but actually have none

We are the grown-ups, so we think we have ultimate control over our children, right? Wrong, we are totally beholden to their whims, moods and behaviour. Try as you might go fight it, the fact…

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How to survive a toddler

It was only a few months ago that your child was a teeny baby causing you grief at all hours of the night. Now you have a toddler on your hands, and while the nights…

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What I’ve learned in three years of parenting

Today marks three years since my eldest came screaming into our lives. It’s safe to say that nothing has been the same since, not least mummy’s lady parts. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: 1.…

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Why it’s OK not to feel #blessed every day

There are so many moments in parenthood when we are reminded to be grateful. Be grateful you have a happy baby, be grateful you have a healthy baby, be grateful to have a baby at…

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The perks of being a mum

As mums it’s easy to get your head stuck in the daily parenting routine and find yourself unable to see the wood for the trees. As a mum you tend to give and give and…

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The empty cup

When you spend all day long doing nothing but giving everything you have to two tiny terrors who then don’t even have the decency to say thank you, it’s pretty draining. They say you cannot…

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Having a bad day as a mum

We all have bad days – those days when just everything gets on top of us and it all ends in tears. And not just the kids’ tears. You know those days when it’s not…

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Mum vs imposter syndrome

When I was growing up I thought my parents had all of the answers. Now I’m a parent and I feel like I have absolutely none of the answers. I had a random, “oh my…

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50 things I love about being a mum

There are way more things I love about being a mum than I hate. But taking a look through my blog posts I realise I whinge about it quite a bit! Yes the long days…

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Essential guide to staying in hospital after having a baby

Everyone always talks a lot about what labour is like and what to do once your baby is home. But there’s not much said about the 24 hours or more you may end up spending…

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10 things my children do to make me well up

I wasn’t cold as ice before having kids but I didn’t used to well up at adverts on television (even the John Lewis Christmas ads didn’t crack me!). Now with two kids, anything can get…

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The shame of mummy rage

It happened again the other day. It hit so suddenly I didn’t even realise what had happened until it was over. The wave of rage that sweeps over me when it’s all got too much.…

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6 times mummy was last and why we need to win sometimes

We don’t need to win all of the time. Well, maybe some people do but I can’t imagine it’s a very relaxing attitude! However when it comes to family life us mummies are never number…

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