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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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Sweet surrender

A few years ago I had to pull over into the slow lane. An autoimmune disorder that had been in remission for years reared its ugly head. At first this was an enormous shock - what the…? I don’t get sick (just as well, because mothers don’t get sick leave. Do they?); I am a person with boundless energy (like most mothers, I had learnt that…
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Being “just a mum” !

Take one: I was playing ‘handbag’ to my husband at a business cocktail party. As the food was passed my way, I politely declined, mentioning that I had already eaten. The man in a suit standing next to me said, “you are obviously a mother.”  He then turned away and spoke to somebody else, no doubt assuming that I would have nothing interesting…
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