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Losing your identity as a mum

After reading @3yearsandhome’s post on ‘before I became a mum‘ I started thinking maybe I need to think about before I became a mum, motherhood, identity and compromise and acceptance. Motherhood is for life not just for Christmas. Why does no one tell you that? Why does no one tell you it changes you FOREVER!… Continue reading Losing your identity as a mum

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Country kids: the delights of the strawberry fields

One of my most vivid memories as a child is strawberry picking at our local fruit farm with my sister. Tasting the delights along the way, getting my knees, face, hands and clothes as strawberryish as possible much to my parents delight. I loved being outdoors, playing on the old blue tractor and tyres. It’s… Continue reading Country kids: the delights of the strawberry fields

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A good housewife/mother/responsible adult day

Today has been one of those days. Not the ones where you can’t get out of bed, far from it. I had a good nights few hours sleep. It was sunny. I got up happy and I’ve stayed happy. But today I have questioned the ability of myself to look after two other humans let… Continue reading A good housewife/mother/responsible adult day

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I’m going to Britmums Live! The nerves set in…

So I was unsure about going to Britmuns Live as I wasn’t sure I’d be recovered from Sammy’s birth or if I would have a section or manage by myself with a newborn. But he came along without a hiccough or a section and I felt much more confident. So I managed to nab a… Continue reading I’m going to Britmums Live! The nerves set in…

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An auction to remember for Matilda Mae

This is a post about someone I have never met yet I have followed her ups and downs and spoken to her as part of an online community. It’s a strange feeling how you can share someone’s grief without knowing them. You just feel like you need to do something to help. Back on 2nd… Continue reading An auction to remember for Matilda Mae

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Working parents to be given tax relief on childcare costs

Today it has been widely reported in the news that the new budget will include tax relief for working parents on their childcare costs. But what does it mean and is it enough? Firstly it only applies to families where both parents are working or single parent families where the single parent is working. Secondly… Continue reading Working parents to be given tax relief on childcare costs

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Finishing work for the second time

I have two days left at work until my maternity leave starts. I’m not ready. I’m not ready for the baby, for moving house, for leaving work. I thought I would be but I’m not. I’m altogether freaked out. How will I manage with a baby and a toddler (bit late to worry about that… Continue reading Finishing work for the second time

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A big responsibility, the biggest?

Naming another human. Surely this has to be up there with the biggest responsibility of all. For this person you are deciding what they are like before you know them, deciding their fate at school, shaping the person they become, matching them up to the person they will marry. Or is it just another thing… Continue reading A big responsibility, the biggest?