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So I’ve just found out I’m pregnant with my 4th child, my husband wants an abortion, and I know it’s the right thing to do as we are not in a strong position as a family due to some marriage problems we had a few months ago, however I’m struggling with the thought of aborting this pregnancy, I’m...
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I'm wanting to ask a question in regards to my son calling his step mum "mum". Yesterday my son just randomly came out and said he calls my ex partner "mum". I was quite shocked at first and then upset. I asked if his father had asked him to and he said no (but knowing my ex it's a possibility he...
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Has anyone ever just quit their job without having another one and just taken a few months out? How did it go? I am deeply unhappy in my job and I feel like it's not for me, there are bullying and other issues. I feel like an anxious wreck most of the time and I really wish I had more time with my...

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Perfection does not exist – yet as mothers so many of us are all striving for it. We’re all putting so much pressure on ourselves and placing so much emphasis on the “shoulds”... We should always enjoy motherhood. We should always want to ‘give’ to our kids even when there’s nothing left to give. We should be present and ready to engage, play and be there for our kids 100% of the time. We should...
Do you find your eyes watching other mothers and hear a little voice in your head saying, “She is so, so much better at this whole motherhood thing than me.” I do. All. The. Time. I know we shouldn’t compare. But we do, right? As sad and embarrassing as it is to admit... But why, I wonder? Why do we compare and judge ourselves so much? I mean... I’m a confident, generally self-assured person so...
This is a FAQ post. These are the most popular answers to a real question asked on The Imperfect Mum. A bit of a hard question to put into words. Lately I’m feeling like i’m now just “his wife” and “her mother” – I’m feeling like I’ve lost who I used to be. I used to be a fairly social independant woman and now I feel as though I have somehow been robbed of my independance. I have an 8 month old...
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