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How Motherhood Has Changed Me

When I imagined myself being pregnant I had visions of being in tears at every soppy advert, eating the strangest of foods and finally softening up after years of being quite a tough cookie! None of this happened. I continued to be Continue reading “How Motherhood Has Changed Me”

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Am I getting it right?

Am I getting it right? A question we all ask ourselves repeatedly from the moment we take our precious bundles home. We put so much pressure on ourselves to strive to be ‘the best’ parent– in inverted comma’s coz the best is merely subjective and usually implanted in our brains by beautiful pictures on social media. We believe that we should be up and dressed at the crack of dawn, have a spotless home, go to every Continue reading “Am I getting it right?”

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To My Darling Boy…

To my darling boy,

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7 skills I have mastered since becoming a parent!

I thought that all of the skills I had pre-baby were pretty good (and of course I had all the time I needed to do them in). I could clean my house to practically an OCD standard, tend to my garden and keep it immaculate, spend hours walking and caring for my dog, make detailed plans for life and multi-task at work. None of these are any good once a kid comes along – that perfect home and garden certainly aren’t!! There is less time, things are a little more hectic and it is all now upped a speed in order to get it all done! Parenting skills are a far cry from your usual work skills and these involve a pinch of organisation, a dollop of multi-tasking, plenty of speed and a dash of winging it! Continue reading “7 skills I have mastered since becoming a parent!”

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