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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...
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...
wife-feet-hanging-out-laundry-machine
The laundry is causing a crisis in my life – but not in the usual way. After much thought and discussion (well, me walking into the spare room and then the laundry room/man-cave and looking around decisively), we have decided on the room that will become the nursery. Himself (hubby)...
happy-son-on-garden-grass
On 12 May 2018, I was blessed with a son! It was my first time being a mom or being called a mom. Our journey began when I said “goodbye tummy hello mummy”. The love I have for my son can’t be measured – our bond is priceless! There were...
happy-baby-eating-in-high-chair
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...
mother-holding-babys-hand
I have only been a mother for a year and a few months, but I really can’t imagine my life without our precious daughter, Omntimande. To be honest, I doubted I could get through natural labour, but after all the pushing and screaming, it all became worth it. My labour...
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