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 […]

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Ready or not

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“Ready or not…here I come…” is probably a phrase you have either said or heard many a time as a parent/uncle/auntie/grandparent…. Hide and seek is one of those games that features throughout childhood in many variations.  Starting with the classic peepo or peek-a-boo, to counting and hiding, to full-blown sardines in the dark.  So why […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

anxiety

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 […]

2020

Memory

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August 31st 1997.  Who were you with?  September 11th 2001.  Where were you?  March 23rd 2020.  How does that make you feel? Memory.  A feeling I’m struggling to find words to describe.  My little Awena is approaching her first birthday and I absolutely can’t believe it.  Nearly a year on, I am feeling such a […]