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Ok so today my stepdaughters grandma and I got into an intense talk/argument. It started off with the grandma dropping off her granddaughter/my stepdaughter and saying straight up “she doesn’t want to be here” to which I reply “oh ok why”. Anyway it went on from there and we went back and forth...
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I have a 1.5 year old who is a dream and that I absolutely adore. I very much identify as an "attached parent", breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc. I love it all but wonder when/if I'll ever feel like more than my son's mum again? My son doesn't sleep well; however, I work part-time and have good...
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Am I overreacting. So. For those of you with teens. My 2 teen boys got the Ls last week. One is 17 the other 16. It's great. A milestone for them. Their father lives interstate. 17hrs. He drives down and picks them up each school holidays. This time he has made the 16 yr old drive. He has never...

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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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