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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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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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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…

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A Work Life Blend?

I wish I was liquid so that I could be everywhere all at once. Like in that film “Lucy” – where she is forced to take a pill and accidentally becomes so intelligent that she literally becomes everywhere and everything and can see the world as it’s supposed to be. This would solve all of my…

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Why I Failed Maternity Leave

Maternity leave. A time where – according to anyone who has never been on maternity leave – you have copious amounts of freedom and space to do whatever you please. A time where you, the mother, create a special bond with your lovely newborn because you decided to – for very unselfish reasons – create life and care…

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The Big Question Mark Still Hangs

My role as “woman” has been accidental. I’m caring, I’m kind, I like connecting with people and being a part of a community. You could say these traits make me a woman, which have all come quite naturally to me……..I think.  In my relatively short time being a mum – although according to the bags under…

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Looking for a Challenging Career?

**This post is sponsored. If you are looking for a challenging career in criminal justice and you would like a position where every day is different and each interaction puts your skills to the test, you should check out opportunities in probation services. These jobs require superb interpersonal skills and the ability to both monitor…