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March 21, 2019

The Hidden Loneliness of Motherhood

Confessing you are lonely is a daunting prospect. You feel like it’s an admission that is laced with social stigma. You feel as though the moment […]
March 20, 2019

If I Die Before I Wake…

Dear Girls, You will spend a mini lifetime with me, inside and out, but you will never fully know your Mother. Believe it or not, there […]
March 20, 2019

Is Parenting Harder Today?

Parenting shouldn’t be hard. People worldwide have been doing it for buckets of years, nothing new there then, everyone’s doing it. So tell me –  why […]
March 20, 2019

BirthStory: The One Where I Ate My Placenta

During my second pregnancy my husband and I sat down with the birth doula we hired and started talking about our birth preferences. I had all […]
March 19, 2019

As A Mother Will I Ever ‘Fit’ In The Workplace?

I was dreading telling my work that I was pregnant on both occasions. The reason? The fear of their reaction, and where would it leave me? […]
January 8, 2018
March 18, 2019

Am I Old Now?

Getting old sucks. For some of us, it’s the grey hairs and fine lines. But I can handle those; I’ve earned them! For others, it’s the […]
March 17, 2019

The Horror Of Car Seat Shopping

It seemed like an easy enough task. I wanted to buy the next car seat for my 9 and a half month old baby boy. So […]
March 16, 2019

The Continuing Joys Of Toilet Training

Once upon a time when I had no children, I thought toilet training finished when the nappy came off the little person. OK, OK, wishful thinking […]