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Goodbye, maternity leave

I remember worrying about what I was going to do with all those days. Seven whole months. Well, eight including the full month that I sat on my arse watching Netflix and repeatedly Googling ‘How to start your labour’, whilst I impatiently awaited her arrival. I worried about how I wouldn’t be able to switch off from work and be a good mama. It’s hilarious really. (Although, I did take a few weeks to back off and stop checking work emails.) Continue reading

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Current state: Postnatal Paunch Probs…

A while back, I wrote a piece about how becoming a mother had given me a new-found confidence. A few people took it the wrong way and saw it as I was happy with my new post-natal body. Hell no. Don’t get me wrong, I still have the confidence to wear some ridiculous clothes but that’s just because becoming a parent has made me literally not give a shit about what other people think. It’s definitely not because childbirth blessed me with a banging bod. Continue reading

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Sundayssentials: Best Bottles for Breastfed babies

The quest to get my daughter to take a bottle took six months, about £300 and pretty much my sanity. I read every word on the web on the subject. I read every crank Netmums post, every advice page and every bottle review. I listened to peoples tips and recommendations. We have heard and tried them all. When it comes to bottles there are so many. It’s hard to know where to start and even harder to know where to go next when your baby rejects one.

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