Navigating the Wilderness: Finding Yourself When Lost in Motherhood

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Motherhood is often described as a journey, a beautiful adventure filled with love, growth, and endless joy – But what about those moments when it feels like you’ve lost your way in the midst of this journey? When the demands of parenting overshadow your sense of self, leaving you feeling adrift in a sea of nappies, tantrums, sleepless nights and later, a taxi service? Being lost in motherhood is a common experience, yet it’s one that often goes unspoken. In this article, I will explore the complexities of this journey, and offer some guidance on how to navigate through the wilderness of motherhood to find your way back to yourself.

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5 Skills you can Add to Your CV After Becoming a Mum

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When you have a baby, you have many complex decisions to make around work and childcare and how these things are going to work together. Family finances, how you feel, you baby’s needs, childcare availability and cost, all come into play. The lack of flexibility in the workplace and childcare settings can make this choice even harder, forcing many women to consider remaining at home with their child and/or starting their own business.

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Motherhood without a manual

There’s no motherhood manual. Maybe you learn what you think you should do from watching others, from the way your were parented by your own mother, or other mother figure. Maybe you read books, or watch Supernanny even. I once knew someone who read Gina Ford and became an instant expert on all things baby – for about five minutes of motherhood.

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*Guest Article*: Five steps to improve your mental health in motherhood

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Dr Carla Runchman is a Clinical Psychologist, mum of one, founder of Mama Diary and author of ‘Mama Notes’, a notebook for the first 12 weeks of motherhood to help mums focus on their emotional well-being. Together with space to make notes on newborn essentials such as feeding and nappies, each week has a well-being focus with ideas or activities to try, and journal pages with prompts to help you reflect on the important moments of these early weeks.

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Busting 4 myths about being a mother

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Females are often hardwired to nurture, give advice, and at times judge. We are all human at the end of the day and we each have our flaws, and our preferred ways of doing things, but sometimes the advice we get, or maybe a comment we have overheard really gets to us. There is no […]

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