parenting

What motherhood means to me

Motherhood… Something I never imagined myself writing about at 22. After being told it was unlikely I would conceive naturally, I had gradually adapted to the idea of not having children, plus I never really saw myself as the maternal type. However the day that I had the positive pregnancy test, something changed… I felt […]

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parenting

Why I’m glad I had my child at 20

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff I fell pregnant with my daughter at the ripe old age of 20, and gave birth to my daughter exactly 1 month before my 21st birthday. Now, there are lots of pros and cons to having your children at certain ages, and the topic is apparently the business of the (predominantly) […]

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parenting, postpartum

I didn’t fall in love with my baby right away

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Everyone knows the scenario. A woman is in labour (and absolutely exhausted), the midwife is shouting ‘one more push’, and finally, a baby is born. The cord is cut and the baby is handed to mum, who feels this overwhelming rush of love they’ve never felt for anything in their life, […]

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parenting, pregnancy

When I felt like “mum”

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff It took me a while, I’ll be the first to admit, But when I saw your smile, I knew I’d remember it. Not the way your one cheek dimpled, Not the way your smiling eyes sparkled, Not the way the sides of your gummy mouth tilted upwards… I mean, the way […]

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pregnancy

5 reasons why I never want to be pregnant again!

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Babies are great… Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves… They CAN be great, when they want to be. But most of the time they’re either sucking the life out of you (LITERALLY) or shitting on you (AGAIN, LITERALLY) and I swear they enjoy every second of it!   But anyway, […]

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pregnancy

What to expect when you’re NOT expecting!

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff At least 3 of the Mummykind mummies were NOT expecting that they would soon be expecting (have I used the word “expecting” too many times yet?) and all for different reasons. Harriet didn’t think she could have children naturally. Neither did Amy due to the fact that she was taking Zoladex […]

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postpartum

Breastfeeding avoidance – The mental block

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff So as mums, before our babies are even born we’re flooded with questions: “Are you planning on breastfeeding?”, “You know breast is best”… it’s almost as if people are making our feeding choices for us. I wanted to breastfeed from day one, I wanted to have that bond and be able to create […]

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