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Finally, I feel like a mother // Life, Depression, and Me

In my heart, I became a mother on November 1st 2013, when the words ‘Pregnant 2-3 weeks’ appeared on the test I took at 5am. In the eyes of the law, I became a mother at 11:58 on July 8th 2014. Yet it is now, a second baby later and in mid-March 2018, that the pieces of the puzzle are fitting together and I truly feel like a proper mummy.

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Sleep training my 22 month old - controlled crying

Sleep training our 22 month old

Sleep training. One of parenting’s most divisive and controversial topics, up there with breast vs bottle and co-sleeping. It’s a topic that I’ve never really written about much, because we’ve not done a whole load of it, so why now? Well, in short, because a week of co-sleeping on the sofa with Martha is about as much as I can handle, so she needed to go back into her cot, and here’s how I did it.

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