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.…

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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…

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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…

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11 ways to get your breastfed baby sleeping through

How do you get a breastfed baby to sleep through the night? This is the question myself, and probably a billion other mamas, ask themselves frequently.  The truth is that some babies are resistant to…

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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…

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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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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…

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Why Holly Willoughby absolutely deserved her night out

Let’s make something absolutely clear, when we have children they become our entire world. But that doesn’t mean the world revolves around them! I was absolutely fuming when I read people criticising Holly Willoughby for…

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The 7 stages of sickness in kids

Just when you thought it was safe to take the quarantine sign off of our front door, we have yet another bug! When  illness strikes again and again I have to resort to putting my…

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11 ways to pick yourself up on hard days

As mums we all know that the joy far outweighs the bad. But, and that’s a big but, it’s bloody hard work sometimes. There are definitely good days and bad days, though we often get…

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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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Introducing a bottle to a breastfed baby

There are many situations where you might want to offer a bottle to your baby instead of the breast. When I was looking into mixed feeding there were lots of different schools of thought about…

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10 things only a working mum will know

Being a working mum is basically like having two full-time jobs. We can temporarily put one on pause for a few hours, but we don’t stop thinking about parenting commitments and our list of things…

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We are ALL just winging it

Perception. It’s a powerful concept, particularly for parents. Because perception has the ability to leave us feeling like absolute s**t about ourselves. Let me explain. The other day I was dropping off my kids at…

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Realistic New Year’s resolutions for mums

Starting the year with lofty ambitions for what we are going to achieve can be great, but I personally prefer New Year resolutions to be things I am realistically going to do. As mums we…

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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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Dear Santa, please make my baby sleep through the night

Dear Santa, Sorry I’ve not written in a while, but to be honest Christmas became less about presents and more about booze some time ago. You see, I learned that you weren’t real in my…

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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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Terms and conditions for visitors to new mums

When your baby arrives there are two absolute certainties that will follow. 1. You will sleep less. 2. You will be having visitors – a lot! People love to share in the joy of a…

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