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I Cried Today

I cried today. As my first born made his miraculous entrance into my life and gasped his first breath. My heart was overwhelmed with a protective love and I marvelled at his perfection.

I cried today. When the loneliness of being a new mum became my reality. When my everyday became a monotonous turnover of feeds, sleeps and nappies. When the incessant and inconsolable cries of my baby became my new normality.

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Disabled? Me? Take a look at yourself!

Apparently my child is disabled. There are some days when I think about this 'diagnosis' and I laugh at how utterly absurd it sounds. How can my gorgeous, unique, loving, normal looking little boy be classed as disabled?

There are other days when I am so utterly drained by the end of the day that I draw some kind of relief that he is 'disabled'. Somehow it makes me feel slightly better. I am not just a failing mum, incapable of keeping my child under control, unable to command any level of respect and an utter failure at protecting my toddler or kids at the playcentre from his impulsive shoving or poking.

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Spare The Rod And Spoil The Child?

'You must beat it out of them' 'You have to break the spirit' 'A short sharp smack is what you need - shock them' 'It has to hurt to be a deterrent otherwise what's the point?' 'If you love your children you will smack them - it's the only way to show them who's boss'

Have you heard any of these or do you agree with any of these? These are all direct pieces of advice I have been given over the last five years. Smacking is one of those controversial areas that evokes all sorts of emotional and moral responses, but rarely (as far as I can work out) is it based on logic.

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Because That What Supermums Do

You know it's going to be one of those days when you are awakened by your toddler screaming at 4am which inevitably leads to a very grumpy 4 year old appearing in your bedroom "Mum, Fin's screaming scared me and it made my bladder implode so my wee wee came out all over my bed". Read more
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Mummy Go Away

'Mummy go away' came the harsh but innocent voice of my precious little boy. It's not that he doesn't love me or want to be close to me but simply that once again I was disturbing his precious bedtime routine with his daddy. Read more
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Choose Your Battles

Ok so we have all heard the idiom 'choose your battles' - it seems to be the mantra of modern parenting. But I figure that 'choose your battles' is not as straight forward as it sounds. Read more
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