Tag Archives : mum

A Potty Training Dilemma


The eldest of my girls will soon be two and so the question of when to officially start potty training keeps popping into my mind.  Up until now we have had successful use of the potty, but by no means are we fully trained. I first gave her the option of using the potty at around eighteen months, one day she told me when…

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I’m not Failing, I’m a Working Mum


Since I went back to work at the beginning of last month, I’ve really struggled to shake the feeling that I failed at being a SAHM.  Every time I sit down to work, I look back at my children’s faces and a pang of guilt rocks me.  Once I get going the feeling usually passes and I get on with my job, but…

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Freelancing – Earning a Living as a Stay at Home Mum


It has been said a million times, but it’s true, being a stay at home mum is more work than a full-time job, and your shift never really ends! However, many of us still feel unsatisfied in regards to our careers, or are simply a bit short on cash, and crave something to help with both. It might be simply…

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Don’t Panic! Dealing with A Sick Child


As a parent, it’s easy to overreact if your child gets sick. Every single cough or sneeze will ring alarm bells and before you know it you’re halfway to the hospital, only to find out once you get there that everything is absolutely fine. We’ve all done it at some point, we just can’t help worrying and parents can feel guilty if…

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – What You Need to Know


Hyperemesis Gravidarum is the name given to severe vomiting during pregnancy.  So severe in fact,  that it can cause women to become dehydrated and lose weight. I suffered from HG during both of my pregnancies, each time not believing that I would be able to get through it.  It’s hard to admit, but there were also times when I regretted my…

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SAHM vs. Working Mum


Confidence. Some people have it in bucket loads. Some people hardly have any.  Many are good at pretending they have it. Others shy away and hide when they feel it lacking. In my world confidence comes and goes. Some days I am so sure I am on the right track – it is on these days that I am truly me. On…

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Guilt Free Parenting


I’ve made no secret about how hard I find being a stay at home Mum.  As much as I try my hardest day in and day out, sometimes I just need a break.  I need time away from my precious cargo to breathe the air that adults breathe. I used to think that I liked routine and organisation.  Previously my…

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Who Needs Sleep Anyway?


Sleep is my favourite, I didn’t appreciate it enough before. Lie-ins are a thing of the past.  When the clock reaches 6 and the house is still quiet, I feel like all of my Christmases have come at once.  I shut my eyes and hope for the best, I know she’s awake but denial kicks in. Just 10 more minutes, I’ll be set…

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Lessons in Life…


There’s nothing quite like a one year old and a four month old combination to teach you about life.  Rewind to a time before children, I think I can just about remember amongst the blur of sleepless nights and dirty nappies.  We did what we wanted when we wanted, the world was an easier place.  Fast forward a little while,…

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Thankful Thursdays…#3


Ever since Baby J has been up on her feet, climbing all over the furniture and scaling the walls, we have noticed that both of her little feet turn outwards.  At first we weren’t phased, we thought it would just be something that would rectify itself as she grew bigger, stronger and started to walk properly. However, as the weeks…

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