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Hustler by day, mother all the time. Inspired by normal life occurrences because, in hindsight, everything we do is interesting. Chocolate addict.

I stand by the fact that all mothers are superhuman.

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“The second childbirth will be easier,” they said.

Funniest joke of my life.

My very first childbirth experience was more positive than anything despite the number of complications there.

Yes, my baby had meconium inside me (his first poo). Yes, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck twice. Yes…

And how to feel more interesting.

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Authenticity and originality are said to be key ingredients to be successful at anything. This can feel daunting to those who feel like they’re plain or boring.

For example, I’ve heard a lot of advice about opening up and sharing your vulnerabilities in order to increase your following as a…

Happiness doesn’t have to be a thing of the past.

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I get it. There are parts of you that you miss from before becoming a parent. You miss the extra time to do nothing, the freedom to do something, the limitless of life on your own.

Parenthood isn’t all butterflies and rainbows. It’s exhausting. It’s infuriating, frustrating, guilt-inducing. We do…

How nurturing the mundane can improve your lifestyle.

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We all know how important self-care is, but many of us still don’t implement it regularly or seriously enough. We may think we don’t have time, or maybe we don’t feel we deserve it because of our neverending obligations to work and look after our families.

You may plan to…

And it’s time to start taking responsibility for both.

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I should know.

My husband has said to me on multiple occasions:

“Just because I understand how you feel it doesn’t mean I should concede.”

And it’s so annoying.

Because it’s true.

Sometimes, or rather, a lot of times, people are gaslit by their partners into feeling like their thoughts…

And how you can work on attracting more of it.

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People who don’t like money and say it’s the root of all evil usually don’t have money. But I doubt they’d complain if they won the lottery. …

And how I cope with them when times get tough.

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You have two sides when you explore the idea of motherhood. Depending on how you are as a person, you might see one side more than the other, or you might try to be neutral and imagine a combination of both.

When I was pregnant, I embraced the happy side…

#2 I give my kid sugar for breakfast.

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The amount of information that new parents ingest to ensure their children’s wellbeing can be compared to the amount of research a student undergoes to achieve a doctorate at Oxford.

And the sheer amount of advice new parents get, whether it is looked for or unsolicited, is a similar amount.

Yet I still love him wholeheartedly. Here’s why.

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We met 11 years ago. He came across as arrogant and full of himself.

Because he really is arrogant and full of himself.

My husband is entitled. He takes what he wants by any means possible. He is selfish in the purest form.

He has and will always stick to…

My experiences with both and how I’ll never regret my choices.

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I loved the snuggles when my baby was small. I loved the neediness from him and my instinct to protect and comfort him. I loved picking him up and breastfeeding him. I loved every waking moment with him, even during those sleepless nights. The tenderness of motherhood, especially in those…

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