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Motherhood & identity

Linked with love

“Guilt will always linger while we are in a love this deep—it is linked with love…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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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’.

Motherhood & identity

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’.

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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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5 ways to help your partner be a great dad

No one can learn to parent overnight, but you can support your partner to be a great dad over time. Learn a few simple ways to boost his parenting confidence.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to parent like a damn boss

Parenting is a full time job, so let’s start treating it like one. Use these strategies to stay on top of all things motherhood and save time & energy.

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Dads, we see your sacrifice

Dads sacrifice a lot for their families, and a lot of it goes unnoticed. But dads, we see you and we thank you.

Baby

When should a baby stop using a bottle?

You don’t see adults sipping from teats, do you? So when should a baby stop using a bottle? Learn how and when to stop bottle feeding and introduce a sippy cup.

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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.

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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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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.