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How to (not) handle returning to work

I’ve been back at work for two weeks and we are all alive – HURRAH! I say that, but maaaaan, it’s been a fucking bumpy ride. Shocker, huh? 😉 I was beside myself upset on the Sunday night before my first day back at work. And…

7 ways I love myself

Love it or want to stick two fingers up to it, Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. But before you reach for the sick bucket, never fear, I’m not about to start listing all the things I love about my other half. Mainly because it…

Open Space fundraiser – the results are in!

So last week, myself and 18 amazing women were preparing for MB’s first fundraiser, and, if I do say so myself, we absolutely smashed it. The atmosphere was brilliant, everyone was super-charged and ready to go – even one of my friends who is seemingly incapable…

Strong Mother campaign

In the first few weeks of Rex’s life (outside the womb), much of my contact with the outside world came via social media. And since then I have come to have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. It’s been an amazing tool in helping…

10 ‘fun’ (horrific) facts about me

It’s 7pm on New Years Eve and I’m sat in my pyjamas researching fundraising and website design as Eamo sits next to me watching Countryfile with his hands down his pants and really hoping the two of those are in no way connected. Boy, how times…

Communication is key

One of the biggest frustrations, I find, with having a baby is the lack of communication. Not knowing what the hell Rex wants or is wrong with him when he starts losing his shit means exhausting a list of options – hungry, tired, nappy change, etc –…

To soft play. Or not to soft play.

Firstly, I wanted to send out a quick apology for the radio silence recently as I know you have all obviously been sat around waiting to hear from me with baited breath 😉 I still feel a bit like I’ve lost my mojo with writing so…

‘Tis the season to be…

ill as fuck. Seriously though, every human I come into contact with at the moment is riddled with disease. Rex and I included. Last week, the little guy presented with horrible nappy rash, a cough, cold, virus and conjunctivitis. Fun times. As I sat in the waiting…

Hey Mum! Your boobs look like feet.

As I made my way to group earlier, I was filled with a weird kind of sadness and fear. Today marked the last session in our 12-week course and, knowing I no longer have that support booked in every week feels a bit like I’ve had…

Rex’s first food: soggy grey porridge fingers

As I write this, Rex is properly eyeballing my toast. This is not the first time I’ve witnessed my son watch my food’s every move in the past week. So Eamo and I decided it was time to start thinking about introducing solid food to his…