When I First Became the Mother of a Mother

I had been a mother for a little over eight years when I first became the mother of a mother. I felt more than ready. I felt confident, even. But after we moved to our rural property and welcomed a very spirited rescue kitten into our family, I would soon come to realise that I was not at … Continue reading When I First Became the Mother of a Mother

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A Tale of One Mother, in 99 Words

As an amateur writer, I continually try to extend myself and delve deeper into my passion. I look for inspiration everywhere and every day. This story was written late one evening in response to an online writing challenge. With no restrictions on theme, it was to be no longer than 99 words, including three pre-chosen … Continue reading A Tale of One Mother, in 99 Words

To the Mother at the Swimming Pool with Her Autistic Daughter

I didn't notice you when I first arrived at the local aquatic centre. Amongst the usual commotion of scuttling children and bustling parents, I was too distracted by my two excited little boys, each racing off in different directions. Although I'm at the pool every Wednesday afternoon, taking my sons to their swimming lessons, today was the first time I'd seen … Continue reading To the Mother at the Swimming Pool with Her Autistic Daughter

Why Making New Mum Friends can be More Stressful than Dating

I check my outfit one last time, hoping it will be appropriate for the event, and while feeling every last knot of nerves in my stomach, I grab my bag and buckle my 3 year old into his car seat. The bright morning sunshine lifts my spirits. Although I'm an introvert, I really enjoy meeting new … Continue reading Why Making New Mum Friends can be More Stressful than Dating