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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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Thankful Thursdays…#2


Welcome to week two of Thankful Thursdays…! This week has been a jam packed with Little E’s second round of immunisations, Baby J attended her little friends first birthday and Hubs has been heavy on the unpredictable shift work  with a couple of days spent away on training thrown in.  The days have literally flown by! It’s been so hard…

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Acceptance…


I think that in a lot of situations, whatever it may be, acceptance is usually the key.  Accepting things, people, situations even lifestyles can often make our lives feel far less uneasy than if we are constantly trying to change things.  Even though the reason we try to change things is often because we think it will be better. Sometimes…

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Thankful Thursdays…#1


Welcome to my new series Thankful Thursdays!  We all love our children we know that, but we are also not afraid to have a good whine and a moan about how difficult this parenting lark can be.  So on that note I have decided that however good or indeed bad my week has been, on a Thursday I will take…

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The Struggle with Two…


To My Babies, I’m trying my hardest, I really am. Before I had you I imagined that sometimes it would be difficult, that sometimes I would get mad or frustrated. Before I had you I imagined that times may get tough and our different worlds would collide. Then I had you.   I do get mad and frustrated.  Times are…

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