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I have a toddler who i love with all of me. The problem is he is literally into everything every single day. My landlord doesnt want me putting locks on the cupboards so i contend with him getting into everything everyday. He knocks baby gates down and pulls out every toy he has. When he is in the...
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Hi, just want to make sure I’m not over reacting. My daughters were swimming/playing in the pool (all good swimmers) with their Aunty uncles and cousin. Their cousin can’t really swim so was swimming around the step near her mum and dad. Both her parents hoped out of the pool and left her in the...
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I’m about to return to work but I need a change. I have a prep student (starting 2021) and a 20 month old who starts daycare two days a week next month. I’m in my late 30’s and thought maybe I might try a uni degree. I was thinking of doing a 4 yr degree in social work (due to passion and work...

Parenthood Guilt Blog Posts

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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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