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What does it take to be a good parent? I had this friend. Our children were born around the same time. Her son was always dirty, fed crap snacks all the time, undisaplined in the fact he grabbed off other kids plates and hit but she didn't stop him. I feel like I failed her. I stopped seeing her...
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My daughter asked me today who my best friend was, it stopped me in my tracks and i had to tell her honestly 'i dont have one' She then asked who my friends were, i racked my brain thinking, surely i have a friend! But nope, i have not one real friend. I have people around me who pretend to be my...
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Hi girls, My son (10) has always been a little short tempered, but it wasn't until recently that I started realizing he may just have anxiety. I asked him what he feels and he explains it as a knot in his stomach, tight chest and his throat hurts. I feel awful that I have only just picked up on...

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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...
Sometimes we mums are our own worst enemy… I’m beating myself up at the moment, without any help from anyone else! (So talented right?) *rolls eyes* I was catching up with a couple of beautiful mums this morning – we had a bunch of kids between us all who were happily playing in the playground while we spoke. One of the children came up to her mum, with the usual “I’m hungry” complaint, and the...
There has been many discussions on I.M about beauty, women feeling like they are not beautiful. Women feeling like they’re not enough. And, this worries me. So, what makes you beautiful? Aesthetically you may rate as as 4 or a 10? Who knows? And yes I would be lying if I said that aesthetics don’t come into play. They do. However, I have seen really aesthetically pleasing people that are just not...
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