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Emma Heaphy

Parenting

Their calm in their storm

“This is for the toddler mothers. Those stuck in storms, forever trying to steer the ship into calmer waters.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of “Dear Motherhood”

Postpartum

Focus shift

“But then comes a shift. When she births her beautiful baby into the world, suddenly she’s not the focus.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of “Dear Motherhood”.

Parenting

The sum of all

“You are doing so much. You are more than enough. You are the sum of all.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of “Dear Motherhood”.

Parenting

Versions of motherhood

“…that’s where the love is. Not in the perfect or consistent. But in the trying.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of “Dear Motherhood”.

Parenting

Labour for love

“It’s labour, for love. Because it’s the sort of love that money can’t buy.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Parenting

The cost of kindness

“Be kind to her. Always. Because kindness costs nothing. But it can change everything.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Parenting

Their perfect fit

“You are the perfect piece in their puzzle. And so often as mothers we can forget this.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Parenting

Knowing more doesn’t mean needing less

“Know that support is needed at every stage. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Parenting

Present moments, future memories

“Take yourself into the future. Twenty or so years from now.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Parenting

Lifeline

“It can be so easy to forget your strength as a mother.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.