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Diary of a new mum

11/10/2018
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How to Cope when you have a Super Clingy Child

I’ve experienced both fierce independence and intense clinginess in my children; and, rather oddly,  in the same child. I recently wrote about how I’d felt completely defeated by my infant daughter being entirely uninterested in me, always choosing her daddy over mummy – despite the fact she’s breastfed: I was only good for milk, nothing more. It hurt like hell, although I felt silly for allowing it to upset me so much. And then one day everything changed. Literally overnight, my youngest, Elfin, became as high-needs as her big sister.... Read More

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Top Ten Things You Really Need in the First Year

During pregnancy, especially if you’re on the Insta-Mum hype, you’ll find you’ll be inundated with “BUY ME, YOU NEED ME” type posts from brands with their products. I am due to become a Mum of three in December and over the past four years of Motherhood I have found that the market has changed a lot and the amount of products I have found I have bought and never used quite crazy really.  Becoming a Parent is super expensive and if I can find any way to cut the cost... Read More

10/09/2018
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Getting Your Newborn into a Routine

 Are you a first time parent? Did you bring your newborn baby home in the excitement of becoming a family and asked yourself now what? I will admit, I did this all three times I brought one of my children home for the first time. It took a few days to get into the baby routine of feeding, napping and sleeping. I have always been a firm believer in having a routine to follow. Not just because babies thrive on routines but also because I knew what came next. I... Read More

27/08/2018
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5 Ways to Strengthen your Baby’s Bond with the Other Parent

It can be difficult and upsetting to come to terms with the fact that your baby is more content with one parent over the other. It’s a hard situation for both parents to be in, with lots of new mums and dads feeling like they are doing something wrong and that it is somehow their fault. It is not anybody’s fault and from my own personal experience, I know how low it can make you feel. From around 4 months of age, my baby started to become distressed and upset when... Read More

09/06/2018
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Top Tips for Surviving a Baby and a Toddler

I knew it was going to be tough; it’s why I put it off for as long as I did. There are, in fact, fleeting moments when I think ‘I’ve got this’, and allow myself a metaphorical clap on the back for bossing life as a mum of two. However, the rest of the time is basically the equivalent of swimming against the tide and paddling just to stay afloat, often feeling all at sea, and occasionally plain drowning in the sheer relentlessness of life with two small – and... Read More

06/06/2018
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Coping in the Workplace after Maternity Leave

When you’re on Maternity Leave, especially those first few months, all you’re thinking about is your newborn baby, and maybe when you’ll find the time to sleep ever again. Most mums aren’t thinking about what their next step is, they’re enjoying being a Mum and learning everything about their newborn. So when the time actually comes, making a choice if you’re returning to work is quite a daunting feeling. For some, they already know they can work from home, or their partner can hold the fort with most of the... Read More