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stressed mothers

Breaking free from the bonds of ‘should-itis’

The use of the word ‘should’ would do well to be banned when it comes to parenting.  Trying to live up to the way you ‘should’ be doing things is a sure fire way to diminish or completely obliterate any internal soundtrack. With the experts of the day peddling their ‘shoulds’ and with well-meaning family, friends and even complete strangers quick…
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Mummies ‘losing it’

“If you guys give me any more crap today, I’ll take you to the animal shelter –and leave you there!” I yelled at my son and his mates (when they were about ten years old) after a  “no-sleep over” which had deteriorated into a mid morning farting competition in the living room. Thankfully, they were all old enough to know I couldn’t be serious,…
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