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A 40 week hangover

I was driving home from work last week thinking: I’m so tired. I’m hungry but don’t know what to eat. I feel achy. I’ve got a headache. Then it dawned on me, being pregnant is basically like having a hangover… You feel nauseous when you wake up in the morning Your body feels achy and […]

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UAE Mother's Day

The working mum trespasser

Last Thursday my son’s nursery held a UAE Mother’s Day morning event. At first I said the classic – no, no, no. I couldn’t possibly go. I’m a working mum etc etc. Then I stopped and thought about it. I haven’t been to one of these events before. I had an annual leave day that needed […]

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The nitty gritty of a C-Section

My son was delivered by c-section. It was a planned operation that was scheduled for 39 weeks. However, I went into labour at 36 weeks plus 4… so he was a little earlier than expected. If you’re thinking about having a caesarean, here’s some things about the operation and recovery that I can share: Be […]

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what not to say to a pregnant lady

What not to say to a pregnant lady…

I think we’ve all experienced most of these. TBH the list is endless… here are the most common annoyances said to me: Sleep now. You’re not going to get much for the next [insert number] years Yes I am fully aware of the commitments of raising a baby and child. Our generations and generations before […]

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Fruit and veg

Pregnancy juice recipe for water retention

A couple of weeks ago we bought a juicer. I’d been reading about the benefits and found some recipes that would hopefully (a’hem) get things moving in the digestion department if you know what I mean! And guess what…. so far it seems to be working! Here’s the best recipe I have been using for water retention. In my […]

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You know you're a working mum when

You know you’re a working mum when…

Here’s the top ten things that spring to my mind. What would you add? You feel guilty when you’re not at home and guilty when you’re not at work You laugh in the face of those (without children) saying they’re tired because they were out partying on a work night You have had to resort […]

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Flying with a baby

Flying with a baby

As an expat, it’s inevitable that you fly a lot. This can be exhausting at the best of times, let alone with a baby. Before Baby O was even one year old he had travelled on an aeroplane with us TEN TIMES! So here are my tips and tricks for flying with a baby: Book […]

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Pregnant body

Society expectations and losing baby weight

Most women at some point in their lives have been unhappy with their bodies. I don’t have a single friend who is 100 per cent happy with theirs. We always just want to lose a bit here and tone up there. But if there is one time when you really should be kinder to yourself, […]

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tough working mum

The tribulations of being a working mum!

There are a squillion reasons why being a working mum is tough. To be honest – being a mum full stop is tough! But this post isn’t about whinging or whining about how hard it is. It’s more about acknowledging them and *hopefully* moving on! The things that I find hard about being a working mum… Hearing your […]

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baby rabbit

Missing bed time

For the first time this evening I didn’t make it back from work in time before Baby O went to bed. I know that it’s a rare occasion and probably won’t happen again soon. I am pleased that Husband S was home and put Baby O to bed. I appreciate that he’s ten months old […]

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