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March 22, 2019

One Child’s A Hobby, Two’s Hard Work

“One’s a hobby , two’s hard work ,”she liked to tell me so often. Now I know what my mother-in-law meant. My first pregnancy was …I […]
March 20, 2019

Living With… A Toxic Parent

I think one of the most adorable things on the planet is grandparents and grandchildren spending time together. My mind immediately takes me to picturesque bonding […]
March 19, 2019

Please Know That I Love You – Even When I‘m Worn Out

It’s happening again. Just go to sleep. I’m worn out. How can the day be so long and so short at the same time? Long enough […]
March 18, 2019

Calling Time On… Lack of Diversity in the Media

To be honest this issue never occurred to me, ever.  But then that’s probably because I’m white.  Every magazine I see has a white woman or […]
March 18, 2019

Today I Screamed Into A Pillow

I hate feeling like this. I hate feeling like I am a shit mother. I hate that my 10 month old can reduce me to tears. […]
January 8, 2018
March 17, 2019

That Moment A Child Believes In YOU

All the parenting websites offer untold advice about encouraging our children. They tell us to motivate them, interest them and help them become independent. We are […]
March 17, 2019

Can You Find A Balance As A Working Mother?

‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’ -Sheryl Sandberg Maybe it’s just me, or maybe it’s not me, but just a phase I’m going through […]
March 15, 2019

When My Body FINALLY Figured Out How To Get Pregnant It Didn’t Stop! 

We always knew we wanted more than one child. But after the two years it took to conceive our daughter we weren’t sure how long the […]