Love is in the air (or is it?)

Come February, and hearts, flowers and everything red jumps out at you, because Cupid’s Day is just around the corner. But for me, Valentine’s Day is a) over-hyped b) over-consumerised and c) under-rated… for Mums! Because while lovers/couples without children will wake up to heart-shaped balloons/…

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10 Things Only a Threenager Can Do!

Every mum knows how contradictory, confusing and charming the Three's can be. While on the one hand your Threenager acts like a complete arse, tantruming and arguing and making you want to pull your hair out, on the other, he is the cutest sounding little…

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5 ‘Superhero’ Rules for Toddlers

Little Man is completely into superheroes (super eeros as he pronounces them) these days. Not just the Original Three (Superman, Spiderman, Batman) but the whole lot. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, Flash. Even the rather obnoxious Deadpool!!! Plus all the sub-superheroes (as I…

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Oh Cruel January Detox!

December was the month to make merry drink mulled wine, Baileys and sherry. Eat christmas puddings and mince pies And to slim waistlines say goodbye…       Come January and everything’s sore The extra pounds you now cannot ignore It’s time to get your…

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Resolutions 2017: A parody

As one year came to an end I decided to make amends. Change some things (just a few) Toss bad habits and start anew. New Year Resolutions (a fancy term for a solution). I've made a long(ish) list But… with a twist! You see, I'm…

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New Year, New Beginnings…

Fellow bloggers, mamas and well-wishers, I’ve done it! I’ve finally taken the plunge and gone self-hosted. Yup, talesfrommamaville.wordpress.com is now talesfrommamaville.com! I started this blog in January this year, and going self-hosted was the next step. The BIG step. (Not so big considering so many…

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5 (toddler-related) reasons I love Christmas

Who doesn’t love Christmas? Lights, decorated christmas trees, christmas markets, mince pies and other treats, secret Santa gifts, a general air of festivity… I love it all. But after becoming a mum, I love Christmas all the more. Here are 5 toddler-related reasons why Christmas…

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A Mum’s guide to winning the (M)olympics

Here’s a thought. I think there should be a sports competition just for mums. No, not because we love to exercise but because we run, long jump, wrestle and weightlift anyways. Everyday. Plus we have an immense amount of endurance. You see, looking after a…

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5 Reasons I Love the Terrible Threes

Yes, you read that right. Ok, so I know the Threenage years are tough – very tough – what with your three-year-old beginning to have a mind of his/her own (an irrational, illogical one at that!), strong opinions, pendulum-swinging likes and dislikes and of course, the…

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Dear Guest in my house…

Among the gazillion things that undergo a change after having a baby (your body, your sleep patterns, your social life) is your home. What was once NEAT and PRETTY is now a dumpyard of toys, nappies, plastic plates, plastic spoons, plastic cups, more toys and…

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