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The voice within

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I was writing an assignment this morning and came across a brilliant article which got me all fired up about the amazing vehicle of play.  It was so refreshing to read as I find so often in my job that many people don’t know let alone understand what play therapy is.  I went to an […]

anxiety

Nothing compares to you

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Who else feels their stress levels rise when they hear their little one crying?  Who else finds it difficult to leave their baby crying for more than a minute?  It’s tough, right?  We are their primary carers and therefore feel we have the responsibility to tend to their every whim and need.   When Poppi […]

anxiety

I got you babe

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What do we do when it so regularly feels that we are gasping for breath and just keeping our heads above the water to survive?  It’s a tricky place to be and one that can feel quite lonely.  When things are particularly tough it can be quite natural to feel that we are the only […]

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Working Nine Till Five

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Two questions to throw out to all the mums out there…hands up who values being a mum?  Hands up who values going to work?  So if you do value both of these things, how do the two work well together?  This is a balance I continue to work out.  As a large proportion, but not […]

adventure

Who you say I am

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I cannot believe how long it has been since I’ve blogged and I can tell you I’ve really missed it.  I need to take a leaf out of my own book and specifically put time aside to do things I enjoy and that I find beneficial.  But, how and when does that happen?  Week after […]

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Time after time

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Do you ever think there’s not enough time in life? I think that must be the thing I say the most. In fact, I probably say it every day. When your day is squished between 9 and 3 and nap times are the only time you have to get anything done life continually feels very […]

Activity

You’ve got a friend in me

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Does anyone else ever look in their kid’s room and think “this room is bursting at the seams, there is literally no room for ANY MORE TOYS”?  Or is it just me?  Toys, or objects that can be used as a toy, play a central role in the development of our children.  They encourage play […]

adventure

In my daughter’s eyes

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I never thought I wanted children for many reasons, but the main one being I was just too selfish. Who wants to sacrifice hours of sleep every night for however long? Who wants their “me” time to pretty much disappear? Who likes cold tea/coffee? Who wants to spend the next substantial amount of years feeling […]

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I’ll cry if I want to

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So, little Awena turned one at the weekend. The sun shone, which sandwiched between two horrendously wet days, was a great blessing. I woke up at 03.50 realising at that time last year I’d had my first skin to skin and Awena had by, now, 20 minutes after being born, been popped in an incubator.  […]

2020

This is me

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You’ve probably heard it said “every baby is different” and of course that’s true.  In fact, every mother is different too.  We might think one thing worked with one child, but then try it with another and it’s a total flop.  We all parent differently.  We all read different things, follow different trends and believe […]