Mum on a mission: Dorota Dyk’s Medapti

There’s something so inspiring about seeing a Mum take an everyday challenge, spin an idea and make it happen. That’s why I’m supporting Dora – a Mum on a mission, hoping to make a real go of her ingenious product and see it change lives. I’ve had my own battles with administering medicine to my kids – pondering over whether I even need to give it is the start of the battle! I’m handing over, Dragons Den style to Dora, and hoping that she gets the break she deserves… more “Mum on a mission: Dorota Dyk’s Medapti”

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The perfect Mothers Day

I wasn’t going to write a Mother’s day post this year, as after all what can I add to everything everyone else has already said? The endless pretty wish lists and gift idea posts; but then I remembered that I am a Mum, and a blogger, which is a little like a florist saying they aren’t doing Valentine’s Day. more “The perfect Mothers Day”

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Rookie Mistakes: The family portrait

In the first twelve weeks of motherhood, life was a bit of a fog. I felt a bit of a state, and I was really struggling to feel like my normal old self whilst keeping my tiny human alive. more “Rookie Mistakes: The family portrait”

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An uninvited house guest; surviving a stomach bug

I doubt there are many parents who have dodged the bullet of a contagious stomach bug at some point. Thanks to playgroups, nurseries and schools, these little pests can turn up when least expected and spread like wildfire through the family. Hurrah. more “An uninvited house guest; surviving a stomach bug”

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No Mum left behind

There is a definite wind of change this year; An uprising of positivity and strength by women. Be it in the women’s rights marches back in January, or this month’s International women’s day, or just within the tone of the content online I’ve been reading. It’s a celebration of womanhood, friendships and female strength. more “No Mum left behind”

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Staying safe whilst gardening this Spring

Now the sunshine has made a long awaited reappearance, households all over the country have thrown open their backdoors and set about getting the garden summer ready. It’s just glorious out there, but whether you’re clearing away debris, initiating a landscaping project or just planting out, make sure your planned trip to the dump doesn’t end up as a trip to A&E. more “Staying safe whilst gardening this Spring”

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Blogging as therapy

It’s something I read time and time again in various blog posts – how the cathartic process of writing about your problems can actually make them a little less heavy in your shoulders. more “Blogging as therapy”

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Birth stories

If you ever want to try to engage in conversation with a new Mum, there is a sure fire way to get straight in there, and that is to initiate conversation about their labour. Ask a leading question and watch them come alive as they recall their most intimate experience, yet also one of their proudest achievements. more “Birth stories”

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CLIQUE

The term Clique. What does it mean to you?

It’s not a nice word really, is it? Cliques or being cliquey isn’t a description you really want to be labelled with. It’s associated with groups who isolate others by their own exclusivity. more “CLIQUE”

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Working the toddler group circuit

Toddler groups. They aren’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea, and I totally get that. more “Working the toddler group circuit”

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