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Equality in parenting

“Many men’s salaries aren’t just for them, it’s for their wife and children, too.” This comment about the BBC gender pay gap made by Tom Chambers was apparently taken out of context but regardless it highlights that people do still hold traditional perceptions about who the ‘bread winner’ in a family is. The man.  There…… Continue reading Equality in parenting

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Dear Beyoncé from a fellow twin mum

Ok so she’s a mega rich super star and she is absolutely fabulous BUT she’s also a woman and a role model to thousands of women and young girls across the planet.  Yes she probably has ALL the help in the world and I doubt very much she’s up all night long trying to juggle,…… Continue reading Dear Beyoncé from a fellow twin mum

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There’s more to learn than school

Reading my sons first ever school report as the end of reception draws closer, I was struck by the realisation that not only is time flying by but that he is becoming a little independent person in his own right, forming on a daily basis, his own thoughts and opinions which will shape the person…… Continue reading There’s more to learn than school

Being mum · Life with Twins · The world of an ordinary mummy

Double trouble but double joy

Nothing, not even your own previous parenting experience can prepare you for the demands and the logistics of having multiples. from the moment they are born the reality of having two tiny babies to care for hits you. Who do you pick up first? Who do you feed first? Who do you comfort first when…… Continue reading Double trouble but double joy

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PTSD and premature birth, you’re not alone

PTSD and anxieties following premature birth or the ill health of your child come in many forms, all of which are simply not discussed and mothers are not warned.  I don’t have the answers but what I do have is my own very real experience of living with the after effects of the things me…… Continue reading PTSD and premature birth, you’re not alone

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Torn in two, NICU and older siblings

Coping with having your baby in neonatal for any amount of time is hard, you emotionally shut down and you truly are simply existing and not living. Going through this experience when you have older children at home adds additional pressures and guilt.    All you want to do is be beside your babies incubator…… Continue reading Torn in two, NICU and older siblings

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Win your own set of Preemie Milestone Cards

When you are living through having a baby in NICU you feel completely alienated from the norms of becoming a mother, you can’t pop to the shops to proudly buy your baby their first outfit because your baby is lying naked in an incubator under UV lights, you can’t enjoying showing your newborn off to…… Continue reading Win your own set of Preemie Milestone Cards