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Clouds birth rainstorms

Robynn Osborne explores her feelings about motherhood in depth in this moving poem. I glanced upon my image Knowing that it would soon change The feeling I...
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Travelling long-haul with kids – how to ace the journey!

You might remember my name from a story I wrote in May 2019 regarding my struggle with multiple sclerosis (MS) and how to deal...
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“I eased my baby’s constipation with magnesium”

One of the worst things for us moms is seeing our kids sick or struggle, and when my seven-month-old starting getting cramps and constipation,...
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Being a superwoman is a lie

As she compares a recent family photo to one from six years ago, doula and homeopath, Dr Taryn Turner reflects on how far she...

My Velcro baby

I absolutely adore kids – it’s one of the reasons I became a preschool teacher. We just connect and understand one another, so when...
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My first lesson in motherhood

I was pregnant, Wow, I thought! I was excited and anxious at the same time. This was what I wanted – to be a...
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My third chance at parenthood after 2 miscarriages

I was 30 at the time. I had a great career, was newly married and life was just perfect. My husband and I decided a year...
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Gender anxiety

As usual, I was woken by the not-so-little, rather uncomfortable kicks. Someone was alerting mommy that it was time for breakfast. When I finally...
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“How I felt when my only child became a sibling”

When you have your first child, they are like your best friend. You’re very close and your child becomes comfortable and used to being...
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I remember the first time he slapped me

I remember the first time he slapped me. It felt like my cheek was on fire – and he kept them coming. I begged him to...
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