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Would you use a dummy?


Dummies are one of those contentious subjects that everyone has opinions on –¬† whether they are a parent or not, and something people tend to ‘overshare’ their opinions on. In our NCT classes, we were provided with some questions to discuss as a couple before our new bundle of joy arrived, and one of them was: ‘Would you give your…

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Survival tips for working mums


Being a working mum is no walk in the park………! Sometimes I think i’m mad for going back full time, especially on the days i’m tired and sleep deprived……. BUT, I always try to sleep on it and (usually) always feel much better the next day, remembering why I decided to go back. Whilst on maternity leave, thinking about what…

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Snuggle Sac – the genius sleeping solution!


I first heard about Snuggle Sac when the nursery asked me to purchase one. The little man had been sleeping in the cot at nursery for his naps, but he was moving up to the next room and they no longer used cots. ‘Uh-oh’ were my first thoughts…… he’d always slept in a cot – how was he ever going…

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Valentine’s day gift guide – for HIM


Christmas only feels like it was yesterday, and that was hard enough! So, 2 months later, what do you get the man who has everything? If the man in your life is anything like mine – they never NEED anything, and go out and buy what they want (usually just before a birthday / christmas)…….. so annoying!! So with Valentine’s…

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The best things about being a working mum


When I went back to work full time after maternity leave, I was apprehensive, and hoped it was the best thing to do for our family. It gives me great pleasure now, 6 months later, saying it absolutely was! I have loved going back to work, especially in a more senior role, and to make it even better, the little…

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2017 – a reflection


2017, You were a busy old year for me. You were the first full year I spent with my little boy, you were the year where I spent half of the year on maternity leave and the other half back at work, you were the year where my stress levels got to levels they hadn’t reached before, and in the…

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A letter to the other candidate……


Dear K, We have worked together now for almost 6 years in total, both moving from one organisation to another. Although we haven’t always had the best relationship, we have managed to remain civil, and have a natter every now and then. When I left for maternity leave, it was all very exciting as it was my first baby, you…

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Christmas Gift Guide – for Mama!


It’s November, bonfire night is over, and therefore that can only mean 1 thing……. it’s time to think about Christmas!!!!! For my christmas gift guide, I am starting with the most important group of people – all of the mums out there! So, if you are looking for a present for the fellow female, who is always thinking about everyone…

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Starting nursery soon? How to make it a success!


Having been through it, and worrying about it for so long, I thought i’d share some of things that I feel have made¬†starting nursery easier for us……. the things I feel like you all need to know! Try to control your emotions As well as being tough for your baby, the emotions we go through at that point are immensely…

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Returning to work after maternity leave (full time!!!)


“You’re crazy” “But why?” “Are you sure?!” “Really?” “Oh!” Just some of the comments I received when I told people I was returning to work after maternity leave – full time. For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know that I was offered a new job whilst on mat leave, which was a really exciting opportunity for me.…

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