My Top 10 Ups and Downs of Parenting

Parenting is THE toughest, most challenging and yet most rewarding job in the world. You can never prepare yourself enough, and you will never ever know it all. You can read parenting books and websites, watch other mums and dads do it, plan and picture…

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Valentine’s Gifts for Mum: A Gift Guide

I know, I know, Christmas is barely over and here you are faced with another gift guide! And another occasion. But hey, this one’s extra special as it’s Valentine’s Day (I’m not so much the mush V-day type of person, but this is a Valentine’s…

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The gobbledegook post

Don’t you often (always?) feel like your mind is one big gobbledegook mess? Thinking about at least five different things at one time. Concentrating on one thing but reflecting upon three other things at the back of your mind?     A mum’s mind is ALWAYS…

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Mumspeak #1: What does Motherhood mean to you?

Welcome to the first edition of #Mumspeak, where I put forth a parenting-related/ mum or dad-centric question, and invite parent bloggers to give their honest, unadulterated answers/ views/ opinions. Being a mum blogger and Tales from Mamaville being a blog about motherhood, I’m kickstarting this…

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Why ‘Bad Moms’ made me feel good

Bad Moms – the chick-mom flick starring Mila Kunis as an over-tired, over-worked, over-stressed mom – was on my 'must watch' movie list since I first saw the trailer. Of course, movies in theatres post Little Man are as frequent as leap years, but being…

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An ode to wetwipes

If you ever told me to write an ode to a wet wipe Before I became a mum I wouldn’t think its much fun But here I am Mum to 3-year-old Little Man All set to type My heartfelt thanks to a wet wipe For…

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A day in the life of a toddler and his mum…

7 am: Sits up in bed. Upright… from flat horizontal. Checks to see if mummy and daddy are awake. (Mummy and daddy pretend to be in deep sleep). Toddler pats them. No movement. ‘Good Morning everybody!’ he announces. Mummy groans and peeps through semi-open eyes.…

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Eight websites every mum should click

Who is every new mum’s sole companion/ best friend during that lonely, sleepy 3 am feed? Who gives an exhausted/ frustrated/ scared mum guidance, support and a ‘you are not alone in this’ kind-of-feeling? Who makes a frazzled mum laugh out loud at the insanities of motherhood? Mummy-centric websites, that’s right, With the internet…

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CEO Mum! (That’s Chief EXTENSIVE Officer)

Mums do the toughest job. Ever. Keeping baby safe inside you for nine months and then churning out sounds and expletives you never knew could come out of your mouth while bringing said baby into the world is the easy part (something I realised less than a…

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