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Motherhood // Photography as Therapy

At the beginning of 2016 I was sad. Very very sad. There were days where I couldn’t leave the house because my anxiety was so overpowering. So crushing. So suffocating. After six months of parenting two children under four. Six months of not sleeping for more than 3 hours in a row. Six months of daily tears. After the months of surviving with a poor baby who was suffering from silent reflux. With his allergies that were only just being discovered. My anxiety and fear that people would  ...

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Motherhood // The importance of furniture safety

Before I became a Mother I didn’t really think about how safe a piece of furniture was before I bought it. My criteria was “Does it look nice?”, “How expensive is it?”, and “Will it fit in the required space?” But then I had children, and brought two little adventurers into the world. Two little adventurers who like to climb up anything they can find. Two little adventurers who like to shake things. Two little adventurers who like to explore shelves.

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Motherhood, Pregnancy

Motherhood // To my pregnant best friend

Oh my darling, You are expecting your first bundle. And, as I sit here watching Call the Midwife, I’m reminded of how it felt to be a mum for the first time. The excitement of my growing belly. The joy of hearing the first heartbeat. The shock when she plopped out onto the bed. We have known each other for so many years now. And what a journey that has been already. Your path is about to get even more exciting. But you know me, I’m always honest with you. It’s not an easy  ...

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H-Bear Updates, Motherhood

Motherhood // Where will you go?

We’re currently on the hunt for a nursery for H-Bear. He’s getting to the age where he’d really benefit from some independent socialising with children his own age, without me around, for a day a week. I could also do with some more work time. But H-Bear is a wild thing. His natural habit is the woods, or a big open space. And the nurseries in our area seem to have small, confining rooms, which lack in outside areas. They feel forced. And I think he would feel shut-in.

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Motherhood // Is there ever a ‘right’ time?

The third child. I’ve written about this previously, and it truly is a topic that occupies my mind on a daily basis. When my children are (occasionally) playing together nicely, my heart sings, my ovaries beat, and a little voice pops up saying: “Imagine this with three! Go on!” When my children are arguing (which is much more frequent), my mind wanders off into a land where three children argue with a completely different dynamic: there is a mediator in the trio. It is  ...

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