Archives by: Claire Cosgrove (@50percentmum)

Claire Cosgrove (@50percentmum)

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Halloween spooks me.  Yes, I know, that’s the whole point but, it honestly scares the hell out of me.  Even as a child, I never really embraced the ...

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It’s that time of year.  School is back on.  Here are 5 ways you know the new term is about to start. Uniform There is a heap of ...

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I love watching the Olympics.  Inspirational people achieving superhuman feats of athleticism.  So inspired by Mo Farrah’s 10000m sprint, there was no holding me back on my weekly ...

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It was the perfect summer’s day. The sun was shining and the world seemed a kinder place. When I dreamed of having children, I imagined the children giggling ...

Life
With six weeks of the school holidays ahead of me I’ve noticed that mums are falling into two distinct camps. There is the mum who just can’t wait. ...

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I went back to basics this week. Armed with a tent, a naked flame and a tin kettle, I was armed and ready for my first ever family ...

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Lego.  I have a love / hate relationship with those little multi-coloured bricks.  We always enjoyed our time with their chunky younger brother, Duplo.  You could knock up ...

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It was my birthday last week.  The one day where I get to relax, put up my feet and get thoroughly spoilt. It’s just a shame my two ...

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I think my brain has been indefinitely transformed into a mum brain.  As I saw my cats napping today my first thought was, ‘if they sleep now, they ...

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It never ceases to amaze how totally grueling and punishing it is to be ill when you have children. It all started with Boy 1 and a nasty ...

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I like to think that I am relatively in tune with the latest fashion.  If I am really lucky, I get two minutes to flick through a magazine ...

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Please consider the following evidence. Exhibit A: They spill things Give them a drink and you can guarantee it will be knocked over the table in a matter ...

Life
Bloody play dates. Yes, yes… I understand the benefits. They learn to interact, cooperate and collaborate. They grow socially, intellectually and physically… blah, blah, blah de blah. These ...

Life
Someone once asked me if I had ever considered homeschooling.  I clarified “What?! Have the boys at home with me?  All the time?  I teach them stuff?  I ...

Life
I was 6 months pregnant, gently stroking my bump as I sat crossed-legged on my yoga mat.  I had rushed around at work, pushed myself on to a ...

Life
A beautiful tapestry of relaxation, food and sleep. Everything in moderation with moments of blissful indulgence.  A drunken night with your mates followed by an afternoon with your ...