New mummy anxiety

Leaving the house. An action that was once just a simple matter of popping on your shoes and heading out of the door, becomes a tad more complicated with a baby in tow. There’s the…

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Mum knows best

When it comes to babies there is no one-size-fits-all solution. As new parents we struggle with so many worries about whether we are doing it right and how on earth can we get the hang…

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Suffering from baby burnout? Join the permanently knackered club

They said motherhood would be tiring, but no one mentioned baby burnout. They also failed to mention that as mums we don’t talk about it anywhere near enough, and we all assume everyone is coping…

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Mummy shaming

It could be the first time it’s ever happened to you, or it could be the 15th. It doesn’t really matter. When you feel judged and shamed as a parent it’s a real kick in…

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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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10 things only veterans of the baby night shift will know

The trouble with the baby night shift is that unlike actual work you don’t get the morning off to catch up on sleep. Nope this night shift is just in addition to all of the…

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The crucial early weeks of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is not easy. I struggled with both of my kids. I would say the babies who latch on immediately and present zero problems at all are the exception, rather than the rule. If you’re…

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Dear me before babies

Dear pre-motherhood me, You have no idea what’s coming. Right now the idea of being a mum is so abstract. Right now your babies are but a twinkle in your hubby’s eye, a whisper on…

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How to set your newborn baby’s internal clock

Newborns have no idea about the difference between day and night     It’s 1am. Your baby is wide awake, and so are you. In fact, you haven’t even gone to sleep yet. This is…

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The tale of the princess and the bulls**t-eating inner critic

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. She lived in a castle, also known as a three-bed semi, with her handsome prince (a girl can dream). One day, over a bottle of the…

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10 signs that you’re a mum

Motherhood brings with it a lot of changes. Lack of sleep, baby brain and that protective parental instinct means you’ve gone from carefree you to mama bear overnight. Now there are moments when you take…

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Bringing up baby: Google is not right, you are

I spent months worrying I was doing everything wrong with my first baby. I would spend far too long huddled over my smartphone as I searched on Google for answers to every teeny niggle I…

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100 ways to keep mum happy

Us mums ride a rollercoaster of emotions as we try to juggle a million and one different things. Some days are pretty close to perfection and we’re buoyed by the enormous love we have for…

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Ultimate new mum gift wish list

Being a new mum brings you a lot closer to your postman. There he is knocking on your door every day with an exciting surprise. Who’s it from, what’s it going to be? I remember…

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Why parenting advice needs a disclaimer

Nothing else gets you unsolicited advice like having a baby. Everyone has a little pearl of wisdom to share. Even people who don’t have children like to wade in and give their two pennies’ worth…

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