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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Weeks 16 & 17

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Weeks 16 & 17

WE’RE BACK! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, hence me missing writing last week’s blog. We’ve had course assignments, weddings, meltdowns, tantrums, swearing and back chat – and that’s just me! It’s been a ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Doctor Sleep

Think Movies: Doctor Sleep

FOLLOWING ON FROM LAST WEEK, which used Zombieland: Double Tap as a discussion of the topic, we return to the subject of sequels this week with Doctor Sleep. I cannot imagine the level of confidence ...

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? ...