Why I said no when my young child asked for a smartphone

My eldest son is nearly six. I know, I can’t quite believe it either. And he asked me the other day when he would be…

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To My Firstborn: The weight of expectation on your shoulders

To my firstborn, You are the one who made me a mother. The one who has borne the brunt of the mistakes I have made…

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Clothes can always be washed, but the memories last a lifetime

I’d say I am pretty easy going as a mum. Sure there are moments when I shout, mainly when their fighting reaches epic proportions.  And…

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I thought parenting was supposed to get easier?

I always assumed that as children grow parenting gets easier.  (Until they became teenagers obviously.)  Once we were passed the sheer exhaustion of the baby…

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A Mother’s Love: The Story Behind My Daddy Is My Superhero

Way back when, before I became a parent for the first time, lovingly holding my bump.  I took a deep breath and waddled into Chelsea…

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My kids eat plain popcorn – so what?

My kids eat plain popcorn. I know, it’s a shocker right.  But they do.  What’s more is…. they actually enjoy it and think of it…

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The Ultimate Battle: Sleep vs. the Two Year Old

Sleep.  It’s an emotive topic.  Especially when you start talking about baby sleep, or lack thereof.  Even more so when your baby isn’t actually a…

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