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Happy New Mum

  I created Happy New Mum, a place where mums can have open and honest conversations about motherhood. Happy New Mum hosts many different bloggers from all over the world, so please do come join us! I will be writing over there more often over the coming months.  As the world becomes more fragmented, community life…

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My Womb is Offended

My womb is offended.  She is crying in her dark chamber of empty, stretched ligaments. She can’t quite remember the feeling of carrying around a surprisingly heavy 7lb creature, but she knows it happened. She can see it in the shape – the nice ovally roundness looks more like a pentagon. And indeed, she is quite like the…

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Taking Drugs is Okay

I don’t want to scare you. But I’m going to be completely honest because I think you should know.  I naively went into hypno-birthing classes assuming I would too look like the calm, relaxed woman floating graciously in the birthing pool. No drugs. Meditation music in the background. Candles softly burning on the window sill. Small,…

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How To Drink While Pregnant

This may sound strange, but the worst thing about being pregnant is not being able to drink. Seriously. Think about the last time you drank. BBQ? Have a Corona.  Brunch? Giggles with champagne and orange juice.  Lunch? Wake up and smell the Espresso Martini.  Dinner? Oh yeaaaa, there’s that nice wee glass of red wine I was thinking about.  Movies? Yes,…

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Raise Awareness of Maternal Mental Health, Join the #HappyNewMum Twitter Chat

As the world becomes more fragmented, community life becomes stagnant, cities become taller, and families become smaller, as new mums, we find ourselves lost. Thrown into a sea of anxious Google searches and emotionally strung community forums, highly targeted online ads for useless baby products, pressure from the media (and other women) to breastfeed, and lack of support from businesses on paternity leave, how do we…

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An Apology Letter to Myself

Dear myself,  This is going to be difficult. You have been shoving your feelings so far down into the gut of your stomach that they may just plop out of you and leave a note that says, “give yourself a break okay?” Your morning routine has become a blurry Jackson Pollock painting, the first hour of your…