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Sarah Cardwell (ANewMumWithoutAManual)
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Oliver's arrival
On December 11th, just minutes after 3pm on a Monday afternoon, we welcomed little Oliver James Lucas into the world. It was beginning to feel every inch like Christmas outside with a  down pour of snow in the days before, but it had finally stopped. And as...
Oliver's arrival
Oliver's arrival
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I don't think I'm alone when I say that I've battled with body confidence/self esteem issues for most of my life. One of my earliest memories of these struggles was as far back as primary school, when I specifically remember running up and down the stairs t...
A New Mum Without A Manual
A New Mum Without A Manual
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I can barely even believe it, but there was a time, many moons ago, when Saturdays didn't revolve around football. When my bookshelf wasn't filled with autobiographies from Paul Scholes, Roy Keane and Harry Redknapp to name but a few. In fact growing up wit...
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A New Mum Without A Manual
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Time.
For what feels like a  very  long time now, I have been so mentally detached from all things 'baby'. Our good ol' trusty Perfect Prep machine that served us so well , is all boxed up and collecting dust in the attic. Meticulously sterilising bottles has bec...
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Time.
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Dear Sarah
Dear Sarah,   So you're Pregnant?   Congratulations! There is nothing to be scared of.  I promise. The scary stuff kicks in after the baby arrives. I'm only joking , but develop a thick skin and get used to these kind of comments- you'll be subjected to the...
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Parenting Hacks
Nappy changing stations everywhere: Eighteen months on and I have still have nappy/wipe/cream supplies upstairs and down. It saves having to haul everything around with you, especially the toddler who's learnt the word 'no' and proceeds to crouch into the h...
Parenting Hacks
Parenting Hacks
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The last few weeks have been manic to say the very least. After being told we had 5 weeks to vacate the house we had grown to love  so  much  ( the joys of private renting...)  we had to make a quick move. What made it extra emotional was that we were leavi...
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What we've been up to
What we've been up to
What we've been up to
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Parenting Guilt
Mummy guilt. or should I say, parent guilt.. (Dad's never seem to get a mention do they?) Along with the perils of teething, over tired tantrums, and stretch marks in unmentionable places, Parent Guilt is just another one of those things you find out all ab...
Parenting Guilt
Parenting Guilt
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Fluffy Pancakes!
Every single year Pancake Day creeps around  so quickly and i'm left  completely unprepared.  I convince myself that i'm not even fussed on pancakes anyway and end up picking up Betty Crocker's finest pancake mix from the local garage- Thanks to social medi...
Fluffy Pancakes!
Fluffy Pancakes!
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