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Jessica Baxter, Real Home Truths

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“How to deal with toddler tantrums – the best advice I ever got”

I spent last night sleeping in the toddler bed. In fact, I’ve been spending most nights in the toddler bed ever since my daughter...
Boy crying after falling off his bicycle

It’s just like riding a bike … or is it?

It’s Sunday evening and instead of nursing my well-deserved glass of wine, I am nursing what I am convinced is a sprained wrist and...
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“All I want for 2020 is an uninterrupted night of sleep”

Today is my first day back at the office and I have to admit that there is no sign of the holiday blues just...
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Surviving the post-Halloween candy fest

It’s 9pm and the kids have finally passed out in sugar-induced comas after a successful night of trick or treating – and by successful, I...
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Having toddlers is not all doom & gloom!

My son is turning three in two weeks. How can it be that my youngest is already three? I remember wishing for the day...
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Families that eat together…

It’s just gone six o’clock and I’ve already finished dinner. I’m pretty sure I’ll be ravenous come 9pm, but that’s life with kids –...
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A case of shyness

I’ve just been told my son is a selective mute. This is the opinion of one of the teachers at his school – and one...
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Pink tax for kids’ items

Forget the gender pay gap, what about the gender price gap? While we’re all too familiar with the higher costs of some women’s products...
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Counting down to … sleep

I haven’t slept in three years. I miss it. I always knew that having kids meant less sleep, but I was convinced that once we...
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Stop the stereotypes!

I just sent my son to his first day of preschool… in pink panties. After trying very hard to convince him to wear one...
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