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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 // Twenty Months of Two

I’ve been the proud owner of two munchkins for almost twenty months now, and it’s been quite the ride. The first year of having two children was hard. In fact, I would go so far to say that it was quite possibly the hardest year of my life. The incessant loneliness of living in a new area, crippling anxiety, and a poorly baby who screamed all day and never slept due to his undiagnosed silent reflux and allergies didn’t exactly help matters… But I found the transition  ...

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Motherhood // Getting Through the Baby Blues

This post was written by Holly Ashby. She works for Will Williams Meditation, who provide courses on Vedic Meditation, an easier and more effective alternative to Mindfulness Meditation, in central London. The baby blues are incredibly common. Buffeted by storms of hormones, shell-shocked from the birth and facing the enormous responsibility of looking after an entirely helpless human being, it’s not surprising that we might not feel at our best in the weeks and months after bringing new  ...

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Motherhood // Is your home baby proof?

The first thought that always enters my mind when I think about baby proofing is Mitchell on Modern Family, running around frantically trying to make their house safe for his daughter. I remember watching the episode pre-children, wondering whether I’d be like that as a parent… And I have to be honest, we didn’t do a huge amount of baby proofing around the house with Busby. She’s always been so sensible, and not drawn to plugs or under-the-sink cupboards. H-Bear has  ...

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