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Happy New Year

Happy New Year? But, It Feels Like Groundhog Day!  How to celebrate a New Year when every day can feel the same.  I remember my first Christmas as a mum ... it was magical. My daughter was perfect (well, perfectly imperfect as all little ones are) and I loved holding her close and soaking up all the cuddles with my newborn baby.  There's something so special about a family Christmas and it elevates you from couple to someone who can enjoy Santa Claus even when your baby has no clue what is going on.  People kept telling me to enjoy every moment because ' the days are long but the years fo fast' and although, with hindsight, I know this...

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Sleep Advice From a Mum of Three

Sleep! Glorious Sleep… that life essential that I said good bye too a little over 6 years ago. I was warned before I became a mum that the lack of sleep would drive me crazy … but little did I know that it would take over my life! Everyone seemed to ask about it…  Is she a good sleeper?  Is she sleeping through the night yet (no Eileen, she’s 6 weeks old) Do you get much sleep?  All of a sudden I discovered that sleep was now considered a major milestone in the life of my child and somehow an indication of how good a mother I was.  So, as a mum of 3 children (all of which had very...

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It's OK to Not Be OK After Having a Baby

Thinking back to the first few days and weeks after having your baby, how did you feel. Ecstatic, overjoyed, overflowing with happiness like a true earth mother? Although no doubt we all had moments like this when we could count our little bundle’s eyelashes and feel at peace, the time after welcoming a new baby into your life can often be very different to how we expected. Many of us can feel very low, depressed and anxious. In turn this can lead to feelings of guilt that we’re not having the right reaction to motherhood, which only exacerbates the problem. Having a baby can create so many dramatic changes to our lifestyle and our relationships that it’s no wonder it’s...

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