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Fe Fi Fo Mum...

Musings of a modern mum…

 

Welcome to Fe Fi Fo Mum, my guide for Mums. I became a first time Mum in November 2017, and since then have been forever looking for the handbook…only to discover there isn’t one! So this is me, giving it a go and putting down all the things I wish I knew then, and the things I know now.

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Real life

Hi my name is Fe, I'm 32. I've got a bung eye, wonky teeth and I'm a size 16. Definitely no thigh gap here. I'm a first time Mum, muddling my way through becoming a parent. A bit like a crazy goosebumps pick a page adventure book, except I can't go back and choose a...

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Mum Guilt

guiltɡɪlt/ noun noun: guilt the fact of having committed a specified or implied offence or crime culpability, guiltiness, blameworthiness, wrongdoing, wrong, wrongfulness, criminality, unlawfulness, misconduct, delinquency, sin, sinfulness, iniquity; responsibility,...

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Sleep – and The Glow Dreaming review

We are all looking for that magic product. The fix it all, make them sleep 12 hours, safe and natural, affordable, can pop them down sleepy but awake - Holy Grail sleep aid. In the early days, the Love to dream swaddle was this for us. It was the single best thing we...

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The evolution of friendship

Pregnancy, and a new baby are usually joyous occasions. For the most part (providing they aren't going through any heartache or hardship on the baby front themselves - actually even if they are - I've been there) your friends are going to be absolutely thrilled!...

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Breastfeeding

I wrote the title for this post "Breastfeeding" and sat here for literally 16 minutes wondering where to start. Then I gave up and scrolled through baby clothes on Instagram instead. That was a month ago (maybe two... shhhhh I'm an online shopaholic, and a terrible...

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No one ever tells you…

As a first time Mum, I often find myself saying this a lot. No one ever tells you... Closely followed by "they say" this is one of the most common things that I hear so many new Mums saying. No one ever tells you... morning sickness can last all day. It's not limited...

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Fe’s must haves – Bonds Wondersuits

Bonds Wondersuits No matter how big or small your baby is when they're born, they are the smallest they're ever going to be (all things going well) and you will forever be saying "I can't believe he/she/they were ever that little" The first few times changing a nappy,...

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Fe’s must haves – Love to Dream Swaddle

Love to dream Swaddle Our experience with swaddling was unfortunately interrupted by the realisation that bubs had Jaundice. Bad. I’m going to be totally honest, and admit, that I didn’t really know about swaddling until I actually had bubs, and the nurses were...

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Fe’s must haves

Navigating a new baby and all their wants and needs can be overwhelming. With a plethora of baby websites and marketing, and baby goods a multi-squillion dollar industry (squillion is obviously a super accurate figure don't you know) knowing what you need and what you...

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Feed, Sleep, Repeat.

It's a little different to eat, sleep, rave repeat...although there are some distinct similarities! My first 24 hours with a newborn was hazy. Not least because the painkillers and drugs they give you after a cesarian are great. My first taste of actual real-life...

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