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The most terrifying part of parenting – other people’s opinions. 

Your world will change dramatically once you step off the cliff edge in to parenthood, one of the most noticeable and surprising changes you will discover is that EVERYONE you’ve ever known is suddenly an expert in child rearing. It’s really quite extraordinary – people you may have known your entire life will all of…… Continue reading The most terrifying part of parenting – other people’s opinions. 

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Don’t believe the propaganda – birth is awful. And that’s okay. 

I wanted so badly to be an Earth Mother Goddess Woman. The embodiment of feminine power and strength. This woman is in tune with nature, in control of her body and empowered by labour and birth…she isn’t fearful, isn’t unhinged, she almost enjoys giving birth, bringing life in to the world like a divine creative…… Continue reading Don’t believe the propaganda – birth is awful. And that’s okay. 

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Why you should have a maternity photoshoot – even if it makes you cringe. 

I was initially against having a bump photoshoot. My body had changed beyond all recognition, some days I did feel like my inner Earth Goddess was finally manifesting itself in my rounded belly, huge breasts, glossy hair and dewey skin – other days I felt like a refrigerator wrapped in a duvet. The thought of…… Continue reading Why you should have a maternity photoshoot – even if it makes you cringe. 

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Leaving a gap between babies – 10 reasons I won’t be having another child for at least 5 years 

My pregnancy this time round has been pretty much identical to my first, but it has been so much harder to get through. What was hard first time round without a toddler to care for has been almost impossible with a child already in tow. I’ve reached the 9 month mark and am due anytime…… Continue reading Leaving a gap between babies – 10 reasons I won’t be having another child for at least 5 years