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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...

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...

“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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...