mum guilt

The pressure to be the perfect mum

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Do you feel like you need to be the perfect mum? You are not alone. We are all going through it. According to a latest research, eight in 10 mums feel the pressure to be the perfect parent. This is up from 67 per cent a generation ago. That’s a…

Stuff no one told me about having kids

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Before I had children, so many people told me that it is simply impossible to prepare yourself for parenthood. You can think you know what parenting will be, you can read all the websites, all the books, watch all the videos, attend all the seminars, but you still will have…

Finding time for me-time

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Winning back control of your life can be a hard task if you are not armed with this right mindset and tools. Taking care of business is the main focus, after the children of course, in most people’s lives. What is the tool most people use to manage their time…

Parenting your teenage baby

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My teenage son wasn’t always a teenager, surprisingly enough. When he was born he was tiny, a mop of dark brown hair and the largest pair of big blue eyes I had ever seen on an infant. When he wasn’t a teenager, he would do things like hide dog chews…

How to stress less

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What stresses you out? Is it a lack of sleep? Trying to come up with dinners the kids will actually eat? Keeping on top of the housework? The state of your bank balance? Progressing in you career? Making sure the kids have done their homework? Finding time for you? [Insert…

Me time. WTF is that?

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Only once you become a parent do you truly understand the value of “me time”. The simple pleasure of reading a book or even having a coffee uninterrupted becomes the stuff that dreams are made of. But they’re no longer just simple pleasures. They’ve become guilty pleasures too. When was…