Category Archives: Motherhood

Stay at home motherhood is NOT a lifestyle choice for some

I know the childcare scheme has been discussed a lot recently but I am so fed up with the misrepresentation of stay at home parents that I thought I’d document my views here.  As you probably know it is proposed that families with working … Continue reading

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Looking back, moving on

Looking back at 2012, it has been one of the toughest years we’ve had as a family. With two children out of school it has been a stressful time caring for them as well as dealing with the SEN system and the … Continue reading

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Mum bloggers – why cupcakes, knitting and breastfeeding matter

After reading the DM article about mom bloggers, I really feel the need to have my say.  Up to now I haven’t been drawn into reacting to articles like this, believing them to be deliberately written to provoke a reaction but now I’m starting … Continue reading

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I love it when we …

Every year Parents Week celebrates the contributions that parents make to their children’s lives.  This year’s event runs from the 22 to 28 October and the theme is Make a Moment which aims to celebrate those special moments that you have with … Continue reading

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Bye-bye year 6

(Warning: emotional rant) Today is the last day of my daughter’s time at primary school.  It should be a day where I join all the other parents at the end-of-year assembly and clap and cheer our children as they receive their certificates and … Continue reading

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A knock on the door

Netmums have a fabulous campaign running at the moment.  Called the United Kindmums it is a year of action by Netmums members to improve their own lives by carrying out small acts of kindness.  They say that by showing compassion to … Continue reading

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The trouble with caring

Well I didn’t make it to the Bibs finals.  It’s sad in a way, I was hoping that I would get through but clearly there are better blogs than mine who are more deserved of this award (and congratulations to … Continue reading

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Grief and the special needs parent

There is a theory that there are five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  First introduced by Elizabeth Kubler Ross after working with the terminally ill, the theory is applicable to many situations where someone experiences … Continue reading

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Nominations, awards and blogging

I’ve had another lovely surprise.  I’ve been nominated for another award, this time for the MADS (Mum and Dads) blog awards in the categories of Most Helpful, Most Inspiring, Best Blog Writer and Blogger of the Year.  After being shortlisted for a Bibs … Continue reading

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Carers – coping with stress

As much as I love my children and the joyous moments they bring I can’t deny that caring for them can be stressful at times.  Not only are there the everyday motherly duties to do but there are also the additional demands … Continue reading

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