parenting

You are worth it

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Why do I feel useless even if I know I’m not? Why do I feel like I need to be earning to feel like I’m contributing to the household? Why do I have the urge to find something to earn from – anything, so I can feel like I have…

Surviving the morning school run madness

Surviving the morning school run madness

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I remember when my oldest daughter started school for the first time and the transition between daycare and school morning routines was big. I think the five days a week thing and the school bell thing is what made it that bit more stressful. I am someone who does not…

How to tell if you’re a good parent

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Ok, I’m sorry I tricked you into clicking that headline. I don’t really have an answer. Not a definitive one, at least. I used to think that it all boiled down to the kind of adult your child became. If they were kind, loving, compassionate and contributed to making the…

Parenting your teenage baby

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My teenage son wasn’t always a teenager, surprisingly enough. When he was born he was tiny, a mop of dark brown hair and the largest pair of big blue eyes I had ever seen on an infant. When he wasn’t a teenager, he would do things like hide dog chews…

Coping with kids when you’re sick

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When you’re a parent, it’s inevitable that every now and then you will get sick. Whether it’s a migraine, the flu or mastitis, your kids still need you. The demands are still there. You’re still going to need to wipe bottoms, pack lunches and be there for them. Like they say, you…