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MOTHERHOOD: 4 simple steps to help kids face their fears

by Sarah Lyons As a child, we sometimes feel afraid. We call on our parents’ help when we are scared, nervous, or need help checking under the bed for monsters. It’s normal for children to have fears. Kids may have bad dreams, be frightened of the dark, or find certain …

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I Used To Be The Perfect Mum

I’d see children running wild in a cafe, and I’d say to my latte sipping friends “It’s all about expectations. As children, we were expected to behave in public, and so we did.” And my friends would nod in agreement. If a mother went back to work before their children …

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MOTHERHOOD: There Are No Heroes In Motherhood

Entertaining and the Early Days Around the time my eldest boy turned 3 months old, my husband decided it was essential that he invite his boss and 6 others over for a formal lunch. This made perfect sense. Our little boy cried for about 3 hours straight, twice a day, …

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The Secret, Beautiful World Of Parenting A Toddler

Toddlers may well be described as the most exhausting, frustrating, and wine-time-inducing little people that exist. No doubt this description would be echoed by parents of toddlers everywhere. I have to confess that the ‘toddler stage’ was one I was least looking forward to as part of my parenting journey. …