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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 // 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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Motherhood // Social Anxiety

Dear fellow Mama at Soft Play, Thank you. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and chat to me today, and for not ignoring me when I caught your eye. I’m sorry my face gradually got more red as we spoke. I’m sorry I kept having to look down at my baby and not meet your eye. I’m sorry I stuttered and couldn’t keep up the conversation.

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