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Tales of parenting moments gone by (almost)

What parenting moments are over for you? And how do you see them now, when you look back? What do you miss? These are the questions being asked by The Busy Mamas for her brand new linky, so I got thinking. I thought about some tangible stages that have finished for good;

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Information is power

This is a post for any first time or expectant mothers out there; some tips that I wish I’d known when I was having my first baby six years ago. Information is power – that’s an inarguable truth. But where to get the information? How do you know if it’s the right information?

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Office Mum stories: Nicola O’Byrne

“Weekends and Christmas are sacred . One of my reasons for leaving the hospital was so that I’d never miss Christmas Eve or Christmas morning with my husband and kids.”  For the twelfth instalment in the Office Mum interview series, I meet Nicola O’Byrne who is a lactation consultant in

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Tongue tie fail

Tongue Tie. Have you heard of it? Most people haven’t. I hadn’t, when my third baby was born a week before Christmas in 2011. I felt very blessed to have a healthy baby, and excited that we now had a boy. I felt confident about breastfeeding. So very different to

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Breastfeeding support: links

As a follow on to my post for the Irish Parenting Bloggers World Breastfeeding Week blog march 2013 (that’s some title!), I’ve pulled together a set of links for the many groups and websites you can access for advice on and support with breastfeeding: Breastfeeding.ie is a one-stop shop which

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Breastfeeding support : change the focus

It’s World Breastfeeding Week from August 1st to August 7th, and the Irish Parenting Bloggers have decided to do a Blog March to show support.  Each of us will publish a post this week based on our own breastfeeding experiences, and linked to this year’s theme: Breastfeeding Support: Close to

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Seven tips for going back to work after maternity leave

No matter how much you enjoy your job, and certainly if you don’t, returning to work after maternity leave is often daunting. Even if you feel “ready to go back” it’s hard leaving the little person with creche or childminder. It’s difficult the first time, and it’s no less difficult

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