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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One Baby, one threenager – Week 15

The Mummy Diaries: One Baby, one threenager – Week 15

YOU KNOW THAT OLD SAYING, be careful what you wish for? The last 12 months I have been desperate for Jamie to start chatting. Now he is and I’m starting to wish we could rewind ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 14

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 14

IT WAS HALLOWEEN at the Hargan’s last week! Jamie dressed up as a one-eyed monster and loved it. Lily had a black cat costume but she didn’t like it and refused to wear it. The ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 13

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 13

WE’VE MADE IT to the mid-term holidays and what was I expecting? A whole week of climbing the walls, boredom, tantrums, tears, fighting and one stressed out mummy. That’s what. So how do I avoid ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 12

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 12

WHAT’S WORSE than trying to get yourself into a new routine once your toddler starts nursery? Coping with them being at home all day when they are sick. That’s what!

It took ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 11

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 11

AFTER THE EVENTS of last weekend, I think James was looking forward to getting back to work on Monday morning. Although he wouldn’t admit it, I’d say he was happy to get a break after ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 10

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 10

JUST ANOTHER NORMAL WEEK but with one exception – Mummy gets away for the weekend! And we’re not talking about just any weekend. This is a special trip. We were getting organised to go to ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 9

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 9

IT HAS GONE from one extreme to the other. The emotional trauma of watching Jamie start nursery school has well and truly passed. This week, I have now moved on to the next phase of ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 8

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 8

STRESS – definition:                                                                                                                         A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

MUMMY STRESS – definition:                                                                                                      The confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 7

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 7

ANOTHER CHALLENGING WEEK over with! Hard work, persistence and always listen to your Mum is the secret to parenthood and life in general actually.

Jamie has always been a bit of a ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 6

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 6

WE HAVE SURVIVED the first week of pre-school. Well, when I say ‘we’, I really mean me! Jamie didn’t even look back and fell into his new routine without so much as a whinge. Me? ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager - Week 5

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager - Week 5

WELL WE'VE HIT two huge milestones this week – and survived! On the very same day that Jamie started pre-school, Lily started walking. A day that won’t be forgotten for a while. It’s been emotional ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 4

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 4

IT’S A SPECIAL WEEK. The last three years and nine months of my life have certainly been an emotional rollercoaster, full of up’s and down’s, trial and errors, laughs and tears and I’m pretty sure ...