Month: December 2017

You’re never too old to be a parent

You’re never too old to be a parent. Now I don’t mean this biologically. Obviously women have an age where they can no longer fall pregnant. I mean that once you have children, no matter how old you are, no matter how old they are, you are always their parent. My granddad turned 90 years old this year. And he’s a parent to 3 children. Which made me think today that even at his age he still had the stresses of caring about his children. He still worried about them. He still wanted to help them. Even though they...

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How we show love is not as important as IF we show it

For the last few days I’ve been watching my family closely. We’re are all coming together in a very difficult time and trying to support each other. Now we’re not a particularly ’emotional’ family. We’re fantastic at the practical stuff but when it comes to feelings… Well, shit doesn’t even begin to cover just how rubbish we are at telling each other how we feel. I used to think this was a big problem. That it’s emotionally ‘healthy’ to be able to express your emotions and say how you are feeling. But now I realise that expressing how you...

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Can you ever prepare your child for the loss of a loved one

This is not the first time I’ve had to ask myself this question. I had to prepare my daughter for the death of her grandfather a few years ago and then lost an uncle not long after that. I also lost my nan when I was young meaning my mum had to try and help me through her illness and death. So over the years I’ve often wondered whether it is actually possible for parents to really prepare their children for losing someone they are close to. But this time is different. I have a very close family. Both...

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We never stop wanting to protect our children

Life has taken a slightly unexpected and not very happy turn these past few days. Someone in our family (my granddad) is very sick. Now I’m lucky to have a big family. My granddad has 3 children, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. And that’s not including partners. So there are a lot of us. And we’re all very close. But being a close family isn’t always easy and today I’ve seen a side of being a parent that has made me stop and think. When someone becomes very ill, decisions need to be made. People need to be...

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The surprising problem with baby led weaning

As baby 3 turns 5 months old I am starting to think about weaning. He’s a big baby, taking a lot of milk and has started waking in the night again. He’s also taken a chip from my plate and generally stares intently at me whenever I eat or drink. I think he’s going to wean a little early. Now my first two were weaned at 5 1/2 months. They were both bottle fed so there were no clashes with the exclusive breast feeding till 6 months advice and were more than ready for food. They started on purees...

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About Kate

I’m a mum of 3 and a Life Coach. I love writing about motherhood and coaching women to help them feel positive, happier and more confident in their role as a mum.

I’m passionate about mental health, body image and relationships plus an avid sci-fi fan, drinker of wine and lover of chocolate.

I’ll tell you the honest truth about motherhood (not the Instagram version) with a little humour and a lot of love x

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