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8 Annoying Things That Are Still Not As Bad As Teething

8 Annoying Things That Are Still Not As Bad As Teething

Teething is a monster that takes over your little human. It can’t be slayed like a dragon, and your little one (and you) can’t be saved by batman. You’ve just got to get through it, one cuddle at a time. With lots of teething toys. And of course, Calpol.

A Day in the Life of Matthias Cook, aged 1¾

A Day in the Life of Matthias Cook, aged 1¾

6.30am – Now everyone is awake I can commence with my first game of ‘hide in the curtains’. I have become a master of this over the past few months, my family never find me!

Dreams Really Do Come True

Dreams Really Do Come True

As we all gathered around the candle-lit cake and joyously sang happy birthday to my now one year old, I could feel the tears spring to my eyes. Desperately trying to hold them back, I continued to sing merrily with the crowd and encouraged her to blow out the candle

Any Signs?

Any Signs?

So, I'm 40 weeks +12 days.

What's gone wrong? Why isn't baby here? Did they not get the memo?

Plans have been made round this date! I've wasted a month of maternity leave and i'm going to have no time with the baby

From spreadsheets to sing-a-longs

From spreadsheets to sing-a-longs

“Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them...”

Little Bo Peep may have lost her sheep but I as sang the words I felt like I’d lost my identity and the familiar life I knew and loved.

It was Monday morning at 12noon. I was sitting, completely makeup less in the local library surrounded by babies, toddlers and their mums.

5 things i didn't expect in motherhood

5 things i didn't expect in motherhood

When you decide or maybe when it's thrust upon you to become a mother, the expectation can often (sadly) be a little less glamorous than you initially thought. Whilst I maintain that the good days most definitely outweigh the bad, there is no getting away from the fact that sometimes, just sometimes, motherhood can be hard!

5 things you don't need to hear as a parent

5 things you don't need to hear as a parent

Pre-children I was full of opinions, opinions of how people managed their children's behaviour, their eating habits, their bedtime routines, pretty much everything about parenting.  The funny thing is I had absolutely no idea what I was talking about and looking back on it now it's quite embarrassing. How dare I judge someone for their parenting choices when I haven't walked a day in their shoes.

‘You didn’t know you were pregnant?’ - The Symptoms That Never Were

‘You didn’t know you were pregnant?’ - The Symptoms That Never Were

ou’ve heard the stories before: we all have.

Girl wakes up with unexplained stomach pain, a seemingly ordinary trip to the toilet ends with a baby and a lot of confusion, and voila, an undetected pregnancy. I’ve always been suspicious of these stories. I personally couldn’t get my head around the notion that someone could go 9 months without noticing a person growing within them.

The reality of parenting: The first few days after birth

The reality of parenting: The first few days after birth

When I became a mother for the first time, I had no idea what to expect.

I had read what to expect when you’re expecting, watched the film what to expect when you’re expecting. Yet still, I had no idea.

What is motherhood?

What is motherhood?

Being a mum looks different to everyone.

For me?

Being a Mum is wiping snot, kissing boo boos, and cleaning bums

Being a Mum is witnessing a first smile, first steps, first words, first 'I love you'

Being a Mum is holding hands through the cot bars until they fall asleep

Being a Mum is sleepless nights, crying babies, grumpy toddlers and being too tired to function

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