I knew being a mum was going to be hard, but not this hard

I knew having kids would mean there would be difficult days, days where I was frazzled and they were crying.  I knew that it wasn’t…

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I don’t pretend to understand politics 

I don’t pretend to understand politics but even I realise that today has been a big day in American politics.  More than that today has…

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Why mums are so tired all the time

Being tired, it kind of goes hand in hand with being a parent right?  From newborn baby to non-sleeping 18 month olds.  From tantrumming terrible…

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My 18 month old doesn’t sleep. I am exhausted

My 18 month old doesn’t sleep. I am exhausted. You’re mentally prepared for the sleepless nights when your baby first arrives.  Endless cycles of feeding…

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The Loneliness of Putting Yourself Out There as a Mum

Sunday saw us board a plane and begin our new life in Qatar, finding our feet and throwing ourselves in, despite the loneliness that can…

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Why I’m not raising my boys to be great husbands

I’m not raising my boys to be great husbands.  That is not my role as a mother.  That is not the guidance I am giving…

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To the man who asked my 3 year old son why he was buying a girls magazine

The Big One likes magazines.  Scratch that.  The Big One loves magazines, mainly for the free toys but we do actually read them too.  I am…

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