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Why it’s OK to NOT be a Perfect Parent!

….You need to strive to do your best, but recognise that sometimes your best is enough, even when you don’t feel that it is. Continue reading

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The Devaluation of Motherhood (and Why it Matters).

Throughout human civilisation, mothers have been at the core of the family and indeed society itself. The family matriarch demanded respect. Hers was a position of authority and huge value.

The last one hundred and fifty years have consistently eroded the position of ‘mother’. Continue reading

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Celebrating Motherhood – and Why we Need to do it More.

I’m writing this almost a week away from Mothering Sunday, or what many call ‘Mother’s Day’. The two events however are quite different, although in modern society they are viewed as one and the same. Mothering Sunday is a five … Continue reading

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What Aren’t We Speaking With Our Mothers About Feminine Issues?

I was really shocked to learn recently that in research undertaken by Mumsnet on behalf of BMI Healthcare found that 71% of women would be likely to talk to their partner about problems conceiving, but only 30% would speak to their … Continue reading

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Is it Possible to ‘Have it All’ As a New Mother?

Over the weekend I’ve browsed a few parenting internet discussion forums and came across this post and it got me thinking. Whenever anybody comments to me, on hearing I have 4 children, “wow – how do you ever manage to have … Continue reading

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The Importance of Looking After Yourself

I’ve just done something I haven’t done for a very long time….I’ve just booked something that is just for me, nothing to do with the kids, my husband, my house, my pets or my work….something just for me, something selfish … Continue reading

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Motherless Mothers – Mothering Without a Mother Figure

I am a motherless mother. My mother died from breast cancer when  I was 21 and she 52 , 5 years before my firstborn child arrived. My journey as a mother has been bittersweet, I have loved finding a new … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Mother

Ten years ago today my life changed beyond recognition Ten years ago today I endured the worst pain I have ever felt in my life Ten years ago today I endured more indignity than anybody should Ten years ago today … Continue reading

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What I Would Tell My First Time Self as a Fourth Time Mum

I’ve been thinking about this lots this week, but particularly today as it was around this day, 10yrs ago I conceived my first baby and 10yrs to me feels like a bit of a milestone so I’ve been doing much … Continue reading

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