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Round Two

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What is it with humans and multiple breeding? Who decided it was okay to go forth and have more than one child? Jesus was an only child (I had to Google that), I was an only child and I’m pretty sure there are a few others out there too. If you have three or more kids you're obviously high.Picture me, a 28 year old, vowing never to have children. I had better things to do, like party and spend my Sundays nursing bad hangovers and poor choices in party pashes on the dance floor.Meet Paul, a handsome younger fellow, sporting...

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The Mental Load

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Let me just rattle off an example of a day in the life of a mum. Well, me. This is a day in the life of me and I'm a stay at home mum so I'm just going to throw it out there and say that this could probably cover a lot of other mums (the ones I've spoken to, at least). My day starts when my baby wakes up, which is usually at the same time my partner gets up for work (6:15am) because my two-year-old comes into our bed every night so his alarm usually wakes her too....

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Mums On Meds

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I remember when I was pregnant my Mum said to my baby daddy "you keep an eye on her and watch out for signs of depression because we didn't know what that was back in the day". I felt sad for Mum thinking that she might have struggled with post partum life without having an explanation for why she felt the way we did. We've got it a bit easier these days with the knowledge that depression and anxiety are actual real things that can fuck with us. But some times it can be hard to acknowledge what we're feeling...

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Mind Like a Funnel

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Baby brain. What an utter bullshit excuse I once thought that was. Ok, Sharon. You just blame everything that's wrong with your brain on the fact that you made a human like 6 years ago. May I burn in hell for ever calling it a 'bullshit excuse' because it's real. SO real. Now that I've made a human myself I can 100% vouch for its existence. Baby brain is definitely a thing. I'm not sure who coined the term 'mind like a sieve' but when it comes to post pregnancy brain function it's more like a funnel than a sieve...

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