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baby-in-highchair-ready-to-start-weaning-onto-solids-happy-smile-holding-spoon
With a chuckle, an old school friend of mine confessed that when he was a teenager he would try to destroy his best mate’s chances with the chicks by casually slipping this statement into conversation as soon as his friend was out of earshot. "Um … you know he was...
broken-heart-of-daughter-after-mother-death-strongest-woman
My mother was a force to be reckoned with. She was tough and energetic, and the perfectionist in her meant there was only one right way of doing something: her way. While I always felt safe with her when I was young, I longed for a mother who had...
parents-comforting-each-other-parenthood-after-miscarriage
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 into our marriage that it was time to start a family and I was excited. I really wanted to be a mom. In August I found...
smiling-lady-dating-herself
When people asked me what I did for my birthday last year, I told them I spent it alone. They were a bit taken aback and one or two even responded with “oh, shame”, their voices filled with pity and confusion. On the surface, I guess my statement does sound...
mom
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...
good-enough-mother-kissing-daughter-on-forehead
We have all heard the term “good-enough mother”. We explore the meaning behind these emotionally provocative words. Recently, on a girls’ night out, the topic turned to motherhood. Several of the mothers were rather vociferous about not feeling they were good enough. In fact, a few explained that “good enough”...
mom-walking-in-a-park
I took a deep breath. “You will be fine,” I told myself firmly. “This will not be like last time. You can do this.” My fingers trembled slightly but other than that, I was proud of how calm I was – and so, I started my consult with the...
mother-that-has-lost-her-identity
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...
both-genders
I’ve always loathed the way we encase childhood in rigid gender roles. Whenever Himself and I find ourselves in a toy store, Himself is treated to a tirade of feminist rage. “Look at this! It’s a little pink iron and a little pink stove and a little pink broom, all...
mom-and-baby-after-traumatic-c-section
Everyone has a choice when it comes to the type of birth they want. I always wanted to give birth naturally but I couldn’t. My first baby was too big and I had to have a C-section. Everything went well and I delivered a healthy baby, even though I...
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