Why it’s OK not to feel #blessed every day

There are so many moments in parenthood when we are reminded to be grateful. Be grateful you have a happy baby, be grateful you have a healthy baby, be grateful to have a baby at…

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25 tips for coping with two under two in the first year

Are you about to have your second child in less than two years and are freaking out at how on earth this is going to work out? Fear not, you’re about to read all of…

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10 parenting ideals I ditched in the first year

Show me the perfect parent and I’ll show you a zero-calorie tub of ice cream. If only! None of us are perfect, but we start off with all the best intentions! Most of my ideals…

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10 things only parents of two under two will know

Joining the two under two club is a strange honour in the parenting world. You don’t get any prize, goodie bag or recognition. But you do get to share that knowing look, that grim nod,…

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Having a bad day as a mum

We all have bad days – those days when just everything gets on top of us and it all ends in tears. And not just the kids’ tears. You know those days when it’s not…

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A baby’s guide to coping with sleep deprivation

Let me set the record straight from the outset. Everything that happened before I came along is completely and utterly irrelevant. That includes any prior commitments, relationships, personal issues and, of course, other children. I…

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To the pregnant mum with a toddler

Right now you’re wondering what on earth you were thinking. Yes, you love your toddler more than words can describe, but every time you think about adding a newborn baby to the mix you need…

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21 tips for surviving the first six months with two children under two

Once you’ve coped with one baby, becoming a mum for the second time is a lot easier. But you didn’t have a toddler pulling at your sleeve every five minutes with your first, so it…

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Why it’s good to break the routine

I was such a routine freak with my first baby. I seemed to spend my days on the edge of my seat counting down the minutes to the next “thing” that had to be done…

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