motherhood

how unschooling worked for me

How unschooling worked for me

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Sixteen years ago I gave birth to the most precious little bundle of joy anyone could be blessed with. OK, so already it’s pretty obvious that I’m a normal, run of the mill, totally biased parent. A mum to a teenage son to be precise. Like most adoring parents I…

My black dog

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About 15 years ago I was walking home from school when a stray black dog started to follow me. He looked as though no one cared for him; mangy, unwashed and rather ugly. I tried to shoo him away but he persisted and followed me all the way home. I don’t…

The pressure to be the perfect mum

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Do you feel like you need to be the perfect mum? You are not alone. We are all going through it. According to a latest research, eight in 10 mums feel the pressure to be the perfect parent. This is up from 67 per cent a generation ago. That’s a…

The Guide to Finding Yourself Again

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There is a generation of women who feel as if they are coming last in every aspect of their lives. Their days are filled with the heaviness of looking after everyone else. The concept of self-care or ‘me time’ feels like a cruel luxury only celebrities and the Instagram It-Girls…

Happy Mother's Day

All I want for Mother’s Day…

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Well well well. It’s that time of the year again when Clueless Husbands maniacally search Google Land for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. Fear not, CH’s. I’m here today to make your frantic search a little bit easier. You are most welcome! Feel free to bookmark this page now. Go…

The importance of learning through play

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We all know the importance of learning through play. But how do you spark your child’s interest and imagination? We invited founder and director of Kids First Children’s Services, Sonja Walker, to talk to us about play, picking the right toys and that issue with screen time. The organisation is a…