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You can’t always get what you want…

You can’t always get what you want…

The title of this post could refer to an awful lot of things in life but as our February theme is Work, I’m talking about flexible working and maternity discrimination and frankly it’s more what we need than want that isn’t being made available. What […]

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

When I was 12 I was given a school project to write an autobiography. One of the chapters was, ‘my earliest memory’, and so as a big sister I wrote about the arrival of my wee brother when I was 3. But it wasn’t my memory, […]

Can you really have it all? The reality behind being a working mum

Can you really have it all? The reality behind being a working mum

First of all being a mother is being a mother – working or stay at home, we are all still mums. We are all struggling (if you are not, please tell the rest of us what you are doing differently) but I wanted to set […]

WHEN IS A WORKING MOTHER NOT A WORKING MOTHER?

WHEN IS A WORKING MOTHER NOT A WORKING MOTHER?

I’ve often heard mums discuss how guilty they feel going to work and leaving their babies behind in the care of others. I don’t remember feeling this guilt when I worked. After my first baby, I took a full year’s maternity leave from my job […]

The Choice

The Choice

OK, so this is a bit of a personal one… THE MAMA I’m Ellen, I’m 34, married to my best bud and Mum to our glorious wee boy, Drew.  I’m a certified over sharer. I don’t really think there’s such a thing as too much information […]

Potty Training: My 5 Essentials

Potty Training: My 5 Essentials

Approaching potty training? I found it to be the hardest parenting hurdle yet. SO much advice, SO many products, SO much pressure! Here is what I found most helpful along with a gentle approach and no books to go on. I’ll be using all of […]

Skincare The Hard Way

Skincare The Hard Way

Skincare isn’t something I’d ever considered important as a teen. I’d get away with using baby wipes as makeup remover, scented products galore and cheap moisturiser for the dry bits. It wasn’t until a year ago, when I was diagnosed with dermatitis, that skincare became […]

Why is it socially acceptable to be a dick to kids?

Why is it socially acceptable to be a dick to kids?

Last week I was lying in the bath listening to the radio whilst the Abel was at nursery and Freida sat playing in her high chair at the door (mum life). I’m a self confessed Radio 2 fan and at that particular time it was […]

Parenting Like a Boss

Parenting Like a Boss

We all know that parenthood is one of the hardest jobs of all so I have taken some inspiration from my previous life in the corporate world and applied the advice given to new managers to the daily grind of parenting tiny terrors. My only […]

Application Realisation: What should I look for when applying for a School?

Application Realisation: What should I look for when applying for a School?

As mentioned in the bio I’m a teacher turned Stay at Home Mummy (SAHM) – a career sacrifice I willingly and logically made after 5 years of teaching in Primary Schools. I get asked many stock questions when people find this out. With the January […]

IVF: where do you begin?

IVF: where do you begin?

IVF… not something most of us will plan for on our route to parenthood but for some it can become the only option. But where do you start? The lovely people over at SteadyHealth have answered some questions that those facing IVF may have. SteadyHealth offer […]

Christmas in November

Christmas in November

Yet again William is missing the whole of December (sad face). What makes it even more depressing is that as well as missing Christmas, he also misses Abel’s birthday which is Christmas day too and my birthday. So we decided to have Christmas early just […]


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