Q&A: I’m 23 and I have two kids. I’m married to their father but I find myself avoiding telling people that I’m a mum because of all the judgement. Has anyone else experienced young mum judgement? Sometimes I just don’t know what to say to people’s rude comments.
Q&A: I’m starting to get very excited but mostly scared and nervous because I’m young. I’ve been told you get motherly instincts when you become a mum, but I can’t seem to feel better. Just wondering if other ftm have experienced this? And did it get better?
“I remember vividly being pregnant with my first child and wandering through a bookshop looking for some special books to add to my baby’s room. It was here that I stumbled across my first ‘baby routine’ bestseller. As I flicked through the pages, I decided it couldn’t hurt to take it home and educate myself on ways to make the transition to motherhood as smooth as possible…”
Q&A: My husband (38) and I (33) are having mixed feelings about having a second child, our first is 2.5 and we know we do a great job with him but at times struggle.
As a paediatric emergency nurse and mother of two, I know each season brings its own set of issues. In summer, it’s the outdoor stuff — from grazed knees and sunburn to drowning tragedies. Being aware of the most common sticky situations kids get themselves into and staying calm and knowing what to do if things go wrong is the key to surviving summer.
“I have found, over several years and many family festive seasons, that the best way to get through Christmas is to just accept it for what it is (and for what it is not)”. Here are five tips to help you not only survive, but enjoy one of a parent’s most stressful days of the year.
How have you coped with your baby in the later months, after the newborn stage has passed and your partner (and possibly you) are back at work? Do you sometimes feel like your in a rut and what have you done to overcome these feelings?
Do you find that it is difficult to find someone you trust to look after your children? Do you feel guilty asking friends or relatives to baby-sit? Do you feel you often need to pay for a baby-sitter? A baby-sitting club is the ideal way to solve some of these issues.
“So, having a child changes your life, that’s a given. There’s plenty of lists out there with the same heartwarming messages and extreme focus on how your life will never be the same. My experience was great, parenting has been so much easier than expected and it’s come with some awesome perks that I don’t really see mentioned anywhere…”
Q&A: How have you dealt with negative comments made about the important decisions you as parents have made (eg circumcision, ear piercing or baptism) from family and friends who ‘know it all’?