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 →

Nurtured

Perspective. A wonderful thing. When you have it. Lost in self-consumption. Self-consumption spent white knuckled, bracing for the next wave. Maintain balance; avoid capsize. Life is not about staying dry. Clean and dry leaves endless facets ignored. Simplicity, not empty. Step back. The boat is still. Who knows how long for; cramped hands. Intuition. Familiar... Continue Reading →

People Watching

People watching and behaviour analysis are two of my favourite things. I do my best not to form judgement, but at times this is difficult. I always however, look further than the surface and question if things are as they first seem. I wonder about what other factors are contributing to the behaviour I’m observing.... 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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