• Proud to be a selfish mama

    I am a selfish mother. And I am completely OK with that.  Last weekend we went out-out. We left the kids with their grandparents, and headed into London where we had a lovely lunch at a grown-up restaurant.  This was a restaurant where kids did not exist. There was not a kids’ menu. There was

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  • 20 signs you’re a mum of two

    When you become a mama to two children, there are a few things that only you will know.  The chaos ramps up several notches as does the mess, and there are no words to describe your sleeping patters after welcoming your second bundle of joy.  Here are 20 signs that you are a mum of

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  • Being mean mummy

    I was in a race against time to get my daughters to bed the other day. They were throwing out delaying tactics left, right and centre. I wasn’t having any of it.  Bath. Book. Bed. Now.  The fun parent would have indulged them in one more game of hide-and-seek. The fun parent would have let

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  • Embracing the chaos of kids 

    If I were to compare myself to a character from Friends, it would have to be Monica. I love a clean house, almost as much as I love a glass of wine on a Friday night! Before kids I had a cleaning routine which involved smaller jobs during the week when I was working and

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  • 5 signs your toddler is ready to ditch their nap

    It can be hard to spot the signs your toddler is ready to ditch their nap.  If they have started refusing to have a daytime snooze it’s difficult to tell if this is just toddler stubbornness or a genuine move to a new stage in their development.  Toddlers have no idea how gutting this stage

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  • 7 amazing mini-breaks for mums

    Ask any mum what she really, really wants, and the answer will be a holiday. Preferably sans children. But you don’t have to dive into your overdraft or raid the children’s savings in order to get away from it all.  Nope, there are mini-breaks everywhere you look, if you really squint. Why on earth do

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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 the waiter, schools their faces into a perfectly blank expression of non-judgement, you still feel that stab of guilt. We

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  • 11 things your newborn baby wants you to know

    It’s me, your newborn! You’re doing an amazing job so far, but your facial expressions alternate between happy, nervous, worried and bricking it all day. To help you relax, I thought I would share 11 things you need to know about me. Let’s clear the air and get a few things straight! 1. Don’t put

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