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Motherhood & identity

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The weight of your world

“To be a mother is to carry the weight of the world. Your world.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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I’ve been there

“Mama, I’ve been there. I’ve wondered where the old me has gone, and who the new me is becoming.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Ten steps ahead

‘A mother is always ten steps ahead. Her mind is planning, hoping, thinking.’ A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Like magic

“We don’t know how you do it, but you do. You make everything happen. It’s like magic. YOU are magic.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Memories for a lifetime

“So here’s a reminder to myself, and anyone else that needs to hear it: Take the photos.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Mother mindset

“So much of my mothering is in my mindset…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Worth it

“Over and over. Day after day. Night after night. I do it for them.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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The thing I needed

“They are needing more from me, and I can’t always find it.This is pregnancy with younger children.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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They said

“Six weeks they said, to become the Mother. They never told you that becoming Her would be your life’s work.” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

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A very real need

“So to meet those needs, I need to make time. But time isn’t always easy to find.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

First trimester

A lifetime of carrying you

“Nine months is a long time… But I am creating you. That’s not something that can be rushed.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

First trimester

A journey of growth

“Being pregnant. It’s a beautiful privilege. But it’s not always easy.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of Dear Motherhood.

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Same here

“Often when I tell another mother about a hard moment, a hard day, a hard week, I hear “same here”.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Motherhood Uncut: Claire

Claire shares her story of becoming a single mother by choice, and how this has impacted her motherhood experience. Read her story and her advice for other single mums.

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If it weren’t for you

“If it weren’t for you, there may not be the start. The middle would be harder. And much would end.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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A battlefield of challenges

“Mama, I know the world is heavy right now. It has been for some time.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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The little things

“For them it’s the hugs and kisses at night, not the new outfit.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Mother born

“These changes have been the making of me. A new me. The mother born into me.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of Dear Motherhood.

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Reality check

“What matters will never really be complete either, because I will never be finished loving them.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Heavy eyes, full heart

“This is for the mother still awake at night. Heavy eyes, full heart.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Motherhood Uncut: Elisa

Elisa Guth shares her experience with her son choking and gives her advice for mothers who are anxious about choking when starting solids. Read her motherhood story.

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Making it easier

“I hope this makes it easier. That’s why I’m telling you. We are in this together.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Peeling back the layers

“We need to love ourselves through our mothering with much less guilt and shame, including our own inevitable imperfect moments.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Above all else

“So as mothers we may do things different, but we all have on thing in common: we all love our children endlessly…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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This love

“People will try to tell you about the first moment. The one where you fall in love with your baby…” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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Growing through play

“It’s play for them. It’s growth for me. It’s learning for us both.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Home for Christmas in my heart

New mom Caitlin Scott reflects on her childhood memories of Christmas, and the pressure to recreate those experiences for her own daughter.

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Dear Motherhood

“Dear Motherhood, answer me this. Sincerely, a mother on behalf of a collective of mothers.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’

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Born

“Through all the tired, through all the years filled with moments of hard, you will never forget this moment of meeting.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Makers of magic

“There has been a lot going on this year. We have parented through some incredibly difficult times.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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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”

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Through the fog

“I think back to the days that felt like remakes, but now I see they were all originals, especially to them.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of “From one mom to a mother”

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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”.

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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”.

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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”.

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Motherhood Uncut: Shaney

Shaney Hudson discusses the impacts of sleep deprivation and the pressure new moms face to suffer in silence instead of seeking help.

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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’.

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The me in Mum

“I didn’t want anyone to see me, and yet, when passers-by looked into the pram I want them to see ME.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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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’.

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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’.

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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’.

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Which Mumli mum are you?

We know, another parenting app, but hear us out! Whether you’re a new mom or a pro at this motherhood thing, read on to see if Mumli is made for you (hint: it is).

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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’.

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Lifeline

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

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Proud

“I want it to be the warmth that spreads through them, no matter what.” ​​A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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Silent support

“Motherhood can be so loud at the best of times, but comments like this need to be silenced” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Why we need to support dads

We know mums have a tough gig. But there’s a serious gap in support for dads. Read about why we need to do more to help men transition into fatherhood.

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We don’t tell you enough

A beautiful short piece honoring dads for Father’s Day. Written by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Questions not answers

“What would your motherhood look like if you listened to your heart more and other’s voices less?” A poem by Emma Heaphy.

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Back then

“One day years from now, you’ll ask me how the world used to be, back then.” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

Baby

First smile

“It’s a song I love, that I’ve not heard in a while. It’s impossible to describe, that very first smile.” A poem by Jess Urlichs.

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The Lockdown Mother

“One day future mothers who see, hear, or read about this time will see just how amazing you are.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Moments in motherhood

“It’s you and them in this season together, trying to make the most of every single moment.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Learning to mother myself

When Caitlin became a new mom, she didn’t anticipate the deep emotions from her childhood that would resurface. Read her experience with reparenting in motherhood.

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A team

“You are there for them always…they are there for you too…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Baby

Motherhood Uncut: Jade

Jade Loney’s breastfeeding story is one you’ll relate to no matter how you feed your baby, because we’re all just doing the best we can. Read her motherhood story.

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Worth celebrating

“…each journey is beautiful… And that is what is worth celebrating.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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Mumli stands with all mums

It’s World Breastfeeding Week this week, and Mumli is standing with all moms. Here’s why.

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Can I just say?

“Pregnant Mama, Can I just say how amazing you are? It can be easy to forget that. But you are.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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From one to two

“Before we met I wondered if I could love another as much as I loved my first…” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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Sisterhood of mothers

“Here’s to the women… We all know them. And we all have no idea what we would do without them.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

Birth

Motherhood Uncut: Ceri

For Ceri David, writing down her birth story has helped her heal. We hope her story helps other women who have experienced birth trauma too.

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The us for them

“…together, we are building a love stronger than before through them.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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New Mama

“…Go easy on yourself… What you are doing is hard. But you don’t have to be hard on yourself.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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An older new

“She catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror… And she sees someone so new.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Two sides to every Mother

“Mama, it’s ok if you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. None of us do most of the time…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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I love you

“I love you. I hope you know that. But I’m so small and I can’t say it yet…” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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Sorry, I didn’t see you

“To the mothers I judged before I became a mum, I’m sorry. I thought I knew…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Then and now

“I miss her some days. The old Her. The her of long conversations, heels and hot coffee.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Motherhood Uncut: Sarah

Sarah Watts shares her story of loneliness as a SAHM & discusses how the way we experience motherhood doesn’t always match our expectations. Read more.

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The girl in baby blue

“How are you’? they would ask. The light behind my eyes faded.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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Mums reveal how motherhood changed them

Becoming a new mom can really challenge your sense of self. We asked moms how motherhood has changed them & how it’s mostly for the better. Read more.

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Which kind of mama are you?

“Which mama are you? They will ask, in their way…” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

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If you need anything, let me know

“If you need anything, let me know, they said. But the words wouldn’t come. I choked on them instead… I wanted to say…” A motherhood poem by Zelma Tolley.

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Motherhood Uncut: Haylee Pt2

In part two, Haylee talks about being told she would lose her baby, living her high risk pregnancy week to week & when the reality of motherhood hit her.

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Motherhood Uncut: Haylee Pt1

We sat down with Haylee to hear her incredible story, ask all things infertility, IVF & pregnancy, and get her advice for other women considering the same path.

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We were taught to be small

“As women, we grew up learning to be small… When we became mothers, we were told to be invisible.” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

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Motherhood Uncut: Caitlin

TW: stillbirth. “‘Abnormal’, she pronounced as my heart sank” Read Caitlin’s heartbreaking story of loss and her motherhood journey with daughter Maisie.

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But we can

“We can’t do everything, but we can be their everything. We can be theirs, and that is enough.” A motherhood poem by Jess Unrichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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2020: The year of the mum

“Here’s to you mama, as we head into a new year…we do promise this year made you stronger” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

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Dear Mum

“Thank you, for being who I needed then. For being who I need now.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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Here’s to the mums

“To all the mums; You are the divine creators, the safe space holders, the wipers of tears, and menders of tiny bruised hearts.” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

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There are no days off in motherhood

“I catch myself every now and then wishing for a minute, an hour, a day, all to myself.” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

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2020: The year you were born

“One day when you’re grown, you’ll ask me about the year you were born… But this is what I need you to know.” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.