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Here’s the thing about this post: my wife will probably never read it. Now, before you judge her too quickly, it’s not because she’s not supportive or thinks that I’m a terrible bore of a writer (at least, I’m assuming she doesn’t think that). Rather, it’s because she’s busy. Very...
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As an ex-parenting magazine editor and now parenting blogger, I’ve taken a bit of parenting criticism, much like we all do, actually. There was that time I got told off for giving an iPad to my son when he was two (and yes, he did read books and climb...
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I’ve just been told my son is a selective mute. This is the opinion of one of the teachers at his school – and one that I find quite amusing given I am such a loudmouth. She’s not far off the mark though. Matt tends not to talk at all around...
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Since this is Mother’s Month, I wanted to write something that was really encouraging, insightful and helpful for moms. While this is a completely worthwhile pursuit, I immediately hit an obvious roadblock: I’m not a mom. So how was I going to emphatically write edifying words that would strike...
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The journey of motherhood begins the moment you decide to be a mother. It may start from planning a pregnancy or applying for adoption, or realising you are pregnant and choosing to keep your baby. You may have promised yourself that you won’t change at all when the baby...
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I haven’t slept in three years. I miss it. I always knew that having kids meant less sleep, but I was convinced that once we were past the newborn stage and our children were finally out of nappies, we would return to our regular scheduled programme. Of course, I also...
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Bean is sitting in his high chair staring at me with an obstinate glint in his eyes, his mouth shut, as I try to give him a spoonful of food. He swings his arm, batting the spoon away and the food goes everywhere. Before I can even think about...
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According to the Mariam Webster online dictionary, the definition of guilt is the following: the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially violating a law and involving a penalty; feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offences or from a sense of inadequacy; feeling of deserving blame...
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Is there a mother out there who hasn’t felt that “mom guilt” somewhere along the line? Like all moms, I carry mother guilt, but it’s more like mother regret. I don’t feel “guilty” per se – it’s not like I think I’ve done things that have been “wrong” or...
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I sometimes feel that, as moms, we don’t need enemies or critics because we are our own worst enemies and critics. We beat ourselves up for parenting “fails” that don’t even come close to fails. Here’s my list of things I don’t think any of us should feel guilty...
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