Dear Daughter: Don’t worry

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Dear daughter, Don’t worry, it will all be ok. I was once approached in the high street by a young man with a clipboard. He said he was fundraising for Marie Curie who support people with terminal illness, and wanted to know if I’d sign up to donate regularly. He seemed really nervous – not the usual brash, confident type … Read More

9 brilliant blog posts to empower mums

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My mission with Letters to my Daughter is to empower mums to be confident, capable, kind and resilient women, setting a positive example for our daughters. Mums are amazing. You are amazing. Raising little people to become confident, capable, kind and resilient adults is no mean feet, but mums accept the challenge everyday, and we never give up. Even the … Read More

Why happy mum, happy child isn’t as simple as it seems

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Happy mum, happy child. We’ve all heard it a hundred times… that we need to take care of ourselves if we want to effectively take care of our children. And I agree… to a degree. But there’s something about the blanket statement that makes me feel a little uneasy. Like the ‘breast is best‘ mantra that seems innocent enough at first glance, … Read More

Why I got my daughter a wooden spoon for Christmas

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I read a heartfelt post recently by Wendy from Naptime Natter about PND at Christmas. It got me thinking about the pressure parents can put on themselves to make Christmas perfect for their children, even when they’re really tiny. Be it going all out on decorations, chasing down every last item on the baby gift guides, taking them to ALL the Christmas … Read More

This is why I was terrified of my new baby

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I’m not afraid to admit, I was terrified when we brought D home from the hospital. It was inconceivable that a new baby, a whole tiny helpless life, was entrusted to our untrained, untested care. There were no definitive guide books, no rules. We had ultimate power and ultimate responsibility. We didn’t know what the hell we were doing. For a … Read More

Domestic violence: How to speak out if you’re not a victim

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I have never been a victim of domestic violence and for that, I am truly and immeasurably grateful. I can only imagine the pain and suffering, but I know those thoughts are but an ill-formed shadow of what real victims endure, and unlike these brave women, my thoughts can be switched off. October is domestic violence awareness month. I’ve read some … Read More

5 posts every pregnant first time mum should read

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It can be hard to know what to read as a pregnant first time mum. Many new mums want to be as prepared as possible which is absolutely wonderful and I fully support that. You’re already a great mum in my eyes if you’re caring for your baby before they’re even here. However, there is SO much information available online and in … Read More

My week of #parentpride

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Celebrating our achievements as parents is often low down on our lists… somewhere between washing the curtains and cleaning the light switches. (I hear people do these things…?!) You may have already seen my parent pride post which challenges us to take a week to actively notice, log and celebrate our parenting wins, no matter how small, because we don’t often … Read More