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To the people who watch me from a far, I don't know what you think of me. I assume I come across as a confident, together kind of person. Opinionated and sure of myself.  A person who doesn't struggle with life. Hopefully I also come across as a compassionate and devoted person.For the most part... Continue Reading →

The Only One

You’re the only one who knows the inevitable ebbs and flows. People can try I suppose, to empathise with the regular lows, or imagine the blissful love your child bestows. But you can’t transpose, In any number of photos or detailed stories you disclose, the phenomenal triumphs and agonising woes. You’re the only one who... Continue Reading →

A Girl and a Baby

Teenager – noun A person aged between 13 and 19 years. Synonyms: adolescent, youth, young person, minor, juvenile. Mother – noun A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. Synonyms: female parent, matriarch. Ninety-nine percent. It may as well be one hundred. Or so I thought before I... Continue Reading →

Panic

Anxiety can be a silent struggle and is too often misunderstood. As a parent, regardless of whether you struggle with anxiety or not, parenting a child with anxiety is a difficult challenge. Sometimes I think struggling with anxiety complicates my decisions on how to parent a child with anxiety even though I have empathy and... Continue Reading →

What’s Best?

Let's be honest. In terms of nourishment, breast milk is best for babies. Any mammal offspring is best nourished by the milk of its mother. Second to the milk of its mother, the best nourishment is probably the milk of another lactating mammal of the same species. In saying that, it's important to consider the... Continue Reading →

Stereotypes are Limiting

Stereotypes are an inescapable fact of life. They are going to exist because (at least I think) it’s in human nature to over simplify things so that they fit into a neat little box or category. Most stereotypes, if not all, are somewhat damaging. Each time I have a child I am again overwhelmed with... Continue Reading →

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