Think you know what sleep deprivation is?

I owe everyone who I’ve chatted with, doled out advice to and sympathised with about sleep deprivation recently an apology. I thought I still understood how utterly, utterly crap sleep deprivation is. I thought I…

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12 expectations vs realities of having a baby

From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, your brain starts to paint a picture of what life will be like with your cute little baby. You create an image in your mind based on…

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In the battle of the boobs, we all lose

Despite decades of debate, bringing up the topic of breastfeeding in a room of mothers is still akin to lobbing a hand grenade. Breast vs bottle, the ultimate showdown continues to rumble on like the…

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A letter to my first-time-parent self

Dear first-timer me, Right now you’re feeling pretty overwhelmed and being way too hard on yourself. You knew this was going to be hard, but you didn’t realise quite how emotional it would make you…

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Dear mummy

Dear mummy, It’s now been a week since we first met. It was a hard day for us both, though I’ll concede you probably put in most of the effort. I thought that now was…

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10 things no-one tells you about newborn baby sleep

Want to hear the truth about newborn baby sleep? If you’re pregnant, you may want to make sure you’re sitting down. Everyone jokes about the tiring early weeks with a newborn baby, but I don’t…

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20 heart-melting mama moments

Being a mother is bloody hard work, there’s no doubt about that. But there are moments when all the tears, tantrums, sleepless nights, bowls of food flung on the floor and overflowing nappies are worth…

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To the cafe owner who asked a mum with a crying baby to “step outside”

To the “gent” who asked a mum with a crying baby to “step outside”, (Read the story here) I really don’t blame you for pointing out the obvious that the sound of crying can be…

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Is this what rocking motherhood feels like?

As I sit writing this I am surrounded by the evidence that I am in way over my head. My children are wrestling on the floor – they’re bored because I haven’t had a chance…

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The biggest parenting challenges in baby’s first year

It’s amazing how something so small can turn your life completely upside down. Yes we wouldn’t have it any other way, but having a baby certainly brings with it a lot of challenges that we…

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20+ things you must do while on maternity leave

Your maternity leave is all about looking after and bonding with your baby, while also giving your body a chance to heal from what it’s been through. It’s also an opportunity to do a lot…

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New mum and baby pampering

If anyone deserves a bit of pampering, it’s a new mummy. You’re absolutely exhausted from the hours and hours of labour and delivery, and now there’s the not so small matter of a baby to…

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10 things new mums should stop worrying about

Worrying comes with the territory of parenthood. When you become a mum the fears and anxiety are triggered by many different things. It could be other people, remarks they make, your own worries and things…

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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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20 rules for parenting in the first year

When you’ve been a parent for nearly three years, have two kids and blog about being a mum that makes you qualified for… absolutely nothing. I don’t have all the answers but I’m learning new…

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