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mother stress

Are you a FUN mum or a frantic Mum?

Instead of adding more 'to dos' to your list, let's pause for a few moments and do a ‘health check’ of the ‘fun versus frantic’ factors in your life. Check in and ask yourself, how do I want to be as a parent and a partner? If you have had a year of stress and pressure it is time to make some changes.
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Why didn’t I just say ‘yes’? By Becci Nicholls

Sometimes we get into such a routine of saying ‘no’ to our children,  not out of being a bad parent but just because we condition ourselves into having this response. D1: “Can I tip this tub of trains out Mummy?”
Me: “No, it’s too messy, you don’t need to!” I say no because it’s convenient for me. Surely he can play without tipping them all…
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When will they…….?

When will my baby sleep all night? Will my toddler ever stop waking at five in the morning? When will he walk and talk? When will they clean their teeth? When will they tidy their rooms? At every stage of our children’s lives we ask, “when will they?” What we really mean is when will it get easier – for us? Some years ago as I dropped my…
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The Good Mummy Rules

“I never realized how many "rules" there are to good parenting. With each comment my confidence was slowly being chipped away. I started to feel that I was doing something wrong or even everything wrong”. (Emma, mother of a three month old) Here you are gazing at your amazing newborn, completely overawed that you could feel so in love and…
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Networking the mother ‘hood’

Joining the Mother ‘Hood’ offers a whole new dimension to the concept of ‘networking’. Although it probably won’t help you raise any glass ceilings, your mothering network may prevent you from sliding into a downward spiral towards isolation and despair. If you don’t yet have a baby, it is all too easy to underestimate how vulnerable you can…
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