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BiB Award – Why you have every chance of winning

Last September I had a pretty memorable night. I, the worlds smallest woman, met the worlds tallest man*. Fell over in a puddle. Then got lost in a maze of corridors whilst looking for my hotel room and being really desperate for a wee.  And I won the BritMums Readers Choice BiB Award.   *Not […] Read more…

Fortnite is not suitable for Primary School Kids

I try very hard to understand that we all have different parenting techniques.  There isn’t a one size fits all approach, for either parents or the children they are parenting.  I hate the mum wars and the debates about breast verses bottle, stay at home verses working, and so on.  We are all doing the […] Read more…

39 Years Life Experience: Welcome to The Club

The husband turned 40 in May and I was given a glimpse as to what 40 looks like.  It involves lots of birthday cards about being old, and lots of people saying welcome to the club and guffawing.   I’ve been accepted to a few clubs in my lifetime.  My best friend and I started The […] Read more…

How to Take Care of a Baby

With Illustrations by Babyhood     The best* advice on the internet. *maybe   This guest series normally features words by other bloggers.  Words to cut through the barrage of advice being thrown at you and make you laugh, or tell you it doesn’t matter how you are doing it, because in truth there is […] Read more…

Real advice for new mums

Hey there new Mummy, Congratulations on the arrival of your precious bundle. How are you?  Sore?  In awe of the tiny human you have created?  That never goes away.  the awe, not the sore.  Eight years in and it still takes my breath away that I created that walking, talking, flossing, person.   I know that […] Read more…

Stop Birth Shaming

I was shocked to discover the other day just how many of my friends have been birth shamed.  To be honest I didn’t really know it was a thing.  But snide little comments about epidurals, C-sections and inductions.  Society pushes natural birth on us so much that women feel like they have somehow failed if […] Read more…

39 Years Life Experience: Life lessons – Part Two

I discovered I was pregnant with my first born the day of my 30th birthday party.  It’s fair to say my thirties have been a pretty life changing decade.  And as I approach my forties I have been thinking about the life lessons I will be taking with me. Here is part two of the A-Z of […] Read more…

More Definitions of Being a Mother

Way back when I was relatively new to the blogging world I wrote a guest post for my friend Talya at Motherhood: The Real Deal for her series ‘Being a Mother.’  I read it again the other day and realised as my kids have gotten older there are so many more ways to define motherhood.  […] Read more…

8 Things not to say to a pregnant woman

When you reach that stage of pregnancy where it’s obvious that you have a bun in the oven and haven’t been eating too many cakes, you suddenly become ‘approachable’ to strangers.  People you don’t know, or those you occasionally nod to will suddenly want to talk to you and know everything about your unborn baby.  […] Read more…

What’s Natural About Parenting?

You hear the word natural a lot as soon as you become pregnant.  And that word ‘natural’ hangs around for the next year or so. Did you conceive naturally?  Was it a natural birth?  Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world.  You’ve taken to it like a natural. But when you really think about it having a […] Read more…

39 Years Life Experience: Life lessons – Part one

I discovered I was pregnant with my first born the day of my 30th birthday party.  It’s fair to say my thirties have been a pretty life changing decade.  And as I approach my forties I have been thinking about the life lessons I will be taking with me. Here is an A-Z of the life lessons […] Read more…

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The A-Z of Parenting Noises – Part Two

No one warned me how noisy kids are.  It’s like a daily assault on the ear drums that can leave me with a pounding headache.  Of course the house feels weird and not right without all the noise now, so I guess I’m getting used to it! This is part two of the A-Z of […] Read more…

Mirena coil

8 Things That Happened To Me With The Mirena Coil

A few months ago I got involved in the #aminumber5 campaign through Wear White Again, and  I wrote a post about period problems to highlight the 1 in 5 women who suffer from very heavy periods.  I was one of those women. I have suffered from incredibly heavy periods since my periods began when I […] Read more…

9 Signs You Are Broody

9 Signs you are broody

I was the girl who played with dolls and still has her favourite doll Amy.  I was the girl who made my little brother pretend to be a baby when we played.  I wanted to be a nurse, a hairdresser, a teacher and a lawyer, but above all else I wanted to be a Mum.  […] Read more…

How to host the perfect children’s birthday party

  A Guest Post by Tales From Mamaville     The best* advice on the internet. *maybe   So we’ve all had birthdays and birthday parties. Our mums and dads did it every year we were kids, and their mums and dads before them. It does not take Einstein to figure out the perfect formula […] Read more…

I've been doing it all wrong

39 Years Life Experience: I’ve been doing it all wrong

Sometimes in life we get things wrong.  Sometimes it’s a revelation when we realise the right way to do something and we can feel like we are the last to to know that we have been doing it all wrong.  It’s some kind of conspiracy that everyone else on the planet knew, but you didn’t. […] Read more…

How To Keep Your Sanity While Raising Small Children

The days are long but the years are passing by quickly. You try and cherish the fleeting moments but at the end of the day, you’re left with questions that you don’t really want to know the answers to. For example, why have all your spoons disappeared? When did the kids learn how to make […] Read more…

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