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Finding Your (real, honest) Mummy Village

There is a lot to be said for the ‘village’ when you are a mother. Mothering is so much richer when experiences can be shared, when we can support each other through the tough times (‘it does get easier’), celebrate the wins, however small (my baby slept 5 hours straight!), and laugh together at the absurdities (wondering, ‘where the hell did I get…
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Dear new mother…. from Karen

Dear New Mother, It takes your breath away, doesn’t it? You knew it would. You knew it would change, well, everything, but you didn’t know it would rock you to your very core quite as shockingly as it has, did you? I didn’t either. None of us did. We read every baby book we could lay our hands on and listened to all the advice being thrown at…
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Surrender is not a dirty word

This surrender is not weak or submissive. It is not ‘giving in’. Surrender, in this context, is really about acceptance of where our child is at right now, as well as where we are as parents, and about ‘letting go’. Surrender means living in the present, not missing precious moments through resentment or blame – especially blaming ourselves – for…
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