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The 10 stages of me-time mum guilt

Me-time and mum guilt. If you're a mum the chances are the two go hand in hand: you can't have [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Parenting|15 Comments

My top 5 work at home mum essentials

As a freelance journalist and work at home mum people often ask me how I do it. The truth is [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Parenting|4 Comments

10 things I hate most about being a mum

What do you hate most about being a mum? If the answer’s nothing then I’m sorry but I don’t believe [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Parenting|9 Comments

Bonkers things you only do when you become a mum

Ever sat in the car outside your own house with a sleeping baby in a bid to get a bit [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Parenting|8 Comments

To the man who told me I should be ashamed of myself

‘You should be ashamed of yourself’. That’s what a man told me when I was waiting at a bus stop [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Parenting|36 Comments

A letter to my daughter on her first birthday

Well. I don't know where that went. It's been a year since baby number three arrived on Valentine's Day 2017 [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Parenting|18 Comments

10 things to do with 10 minutes me time

Forty eight minutes. That’s how long the average parent gets to themselves each day according to a new study by [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Parenting|29 Comments

10 things all mums should do on maternity leave

It seems like only yesterday I wrote about 10 things all mums should do before giving birth. In fact it [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Parenting|35 Comments

5 ways to avoid car seat hip (& other mum injuries)

They say old age doesn’t come alone, and it turns out neither does motherhood. Car seat hip, breastfeeding shoulder and [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Parenting|3 Comments

A letter to my pregnant friend

Advice. The one thing that’s not in short supply when you’re pregnant is advice. You get it from friends, you [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|Parenting, Pregnancy|11 Comments

5 ways to feel instantly better

The Lost Sleep Of Motherhood is starting to catch up with me - again. It's now three months since Littlest [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Parenting|26 Comments

10 weird ways pregnancy changes your body

It’s no secret – or surprise – that pregnancy changes your body. After growing a human being and either pushing [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Pregnancy|21 Comments

5 good things about broken nights

No I haven’t finally gone stark raving mad with sleep deprivation. It occurred to me, as I paced the living [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Parenting|12 Comments

More reasons Mother’s Day is a bad idea

Last year I wrote a post about 5 reasons Mother's Day is a bad idea. This year, one more baby [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Parenting|23 Comments

Why I’ve written off my 30s

I’ve got a secret. I’ve written off my 30s. I'm 36 - more than halfway through the decade - and [...]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Parenting|42 Comments