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Trust Those Instincts, Mama

When our eldest daughter was born five years ago, I wish someone – anyone – had said to trust my instincts. To go with my heart. Instead, maternal health nurses, well meaning friends, family and random strangers, all had a zillion different pieces of advice. Overwhelming much?!  Exactly. Being a first time mum, a big part of me felt like …

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Is there another way?

When my daughter was born, she liked to be held. We spent her newborn days snuggling in bed. Eventually we would get up and snuggle on the couch. After a couple of months I learned how to wrap her so I could carry her around for walks and around the house. It was lovely, but it didn’t leave me much …

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Born To Fly

Growing up, I wanted to be a chef. A journalist. A teacher. A children’s book author. A missionary. A world traveler. An actor. A doctor. I wanted to start an orphanage. Design a clothing line. Save the whales. Save the planet. Growing up, I believed that I could do these things and be successful, but I never tried them. I …