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Braving the tonsil op times two

We recently had both my younger children’s tonsils out. Jack is 6 and Emma is 4 and we needed to have both done –...
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To my wife, on Mother’s Day

So, it’s Mother’s Day again and, once again, I am reminded just what a fantastic mom you are! We both know how tough modern parenting...
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5 tips for taking photos with your baby

Every mama wants to capture special memories with their little ones (they grow up so quickly) so you book the photographer, settle on a...
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What not to say to a formula-feeding mother

I didn’t plan on formula feeding. I was completely gung-ho about breastfeeding for the first year because we’re advised that “breast is best” and formula...
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How I recovered from my C-section

Just as with natural birth stories, there are both bad and good Caesarean birth stories. Mine was fortunately a good one, so I wanted...
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Lies we tell our kids

“What white lies were you told as a child or what have you told your kids?” A few weeks ago, I chatted to some other...
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