Posts in Motherhood
CHOOSE YOUR HARD.

If someone had told me 10 years ago that I'd be a single mum now, my reaction would have been "No way, get fucked", simply because I would have thought that I couldn't handle it. From the outside in, depending on your situation and where' you're at in life, we probably all look at the people around us and think "Fuck, I don't know how they do it". I have people say it to me all the time, but for me, it's just life.

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TREAT YO'SELF WITH LABANG BODY!

As mothers, I think we’ve all felt that little bit of “mum-guilt” when it comes to taking time for ourselves. I myself felt it for years before I realised that yes, I was a mother however how am I meant to perform at top speed if there’s no fuel in the tank? There’s no trick answer, I just plain old couldn’t.

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I'M NOT CRAZY, I PROMISE

 Mental illness. It affects so many of us and if you aren't suffering from it, I can guarantee that someone you know is. It's hard for those who have never been through it to understand what it is, or how it affects us on a daily basis, and that's OK, but what is it like to be with someone who simply cannot understand it? It's fucking hard, that's what it is.

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WE BOUGHT A ZOO... TICKET + WIN WITH NEXCARE ANIMALS!

I think one of the best parts of being a parent is getting to relive your childhood all over again when you take your kids to do things that you remember at their age. I love the old kids TV shows, books, crawling around with just your pants on and of course, the zoo, and for so long I have been waiting for them to be at an age where I wasn’t spending a ridiculous amount of money just for them to not remember a thing!

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TROLLS + SMILING MIND

Do you remember those movies we watched as kids and never thought anything of the storyline, only to realise when we watch those same movies again when we’re old older that there’s such a deeper meaning to the story? More often than not we can really learn a thing or two from the story which will hit home for most of us.

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WILLIES & SASSPOTS

Back when I was pregnant with my first, people would say to me "boys are so much easier than girls" - I call BULLSHIT. Those people must have been living in a fairyland filled with rainbows, unicorns and magical children that have wings. 
PLUS my tips on how to cope with 2 dominant personalities.

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MotherhoodLauren Patterson