• My secret to happiness

    This week we will be celebrating the International Day of Happiness – what an amazing way to get the world thinking about what makes them smile. The world is a pretty scary place at times. Terrible things seem to happen all too often, which makes it easy to let negativity cloud our daily lives. But

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  • 20 reasons to celebrate mum this Mother’s Day

      When any national day like Mother’s Day rolls around you always get a few individuals piping up with complaints. It’s just a holiday invented by the card companies to make money! It’s a total con to make you buy expensive food and flowers from the supermarket! It’s like having a second birthday with the

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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. Not much surprises me anymore After you’ve experienced nappies leaking poo, vomit covering new clothes and wee all over the

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  • My dream family car

    I never gave too much thought to cars until we had our first child. It’s kind of like how I feel about our house. When it was just the two of us, it felt like we had all the space in the world. Now we are a family of four, there is nowhere near enough

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  • The eye-watering cost of childcare

    There are two things that are absolutely certain with kids. One, they are going to keep you awake at night. Two, they are going to cost you a LOT of money. But as parents we accept the toys – because we love seeing them happy – and new clothes – because they grow out of

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  • Siblings: It’s a love/hate relationship

    I didn’t expect my two girls to develop a love/hate relationship quite so soon. When I found out I was having another girl my mind immediately sprang forwards to the teenage years when they might be falling out over nicking clothes from each other’s wardrobe. But they already have multiple tiny spats a day. None

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  • Dads are not glorified babysitters

    I did not have an immaculate conception. My children are 50/50 mine and my husband’s. And yet when I’m popping out to meet friends for dinner, get my hair done or see a film at the cinema for a child-free treat, we both often refer to it as “daddy day care”. We do it flippantly

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