Losing Your Identity As A Mom & How To Get It Back

By Lucy Simona I Am a mom, I am a wife, I am a daughter, I am a friend.. who am I? Thoughts of a mom who had lost herself and found again I Miss being Me Believe me, I love being a mom more than anything else in this world, but I also miss…

The Blessing Of Being A Mom: About Experiencing Miscarriage

By Cathy Behind the Picture Perfect Family Photograph  Our life was idyllic. My husband and I had been married for 5 years. We were enjoying expat living in Dubai, with a wide circle of wonderful friends. We were financially secure, and both agreed wholeheartedly that the time was right to start our family after a wonderful…

Being An Autistic Mom

By Amber Hi, my name is Amber. I am a mother to a 2  year old.  And I am Autistic.  Being disabled in society is very much a taboo, even more so having an ‘invisible  illness’, and even much more so when you throw in there being a disabled  mother.  Unlike many women, I was…

Dealing with Postpartum Rage

By Alex Freeman When I first became a mother there were lots of words used to describe how I might feel. Awe, excitement, Love. Anger was never really mentioned! I would describe myself as an extremely maternal person and quite frankly the idea of being angry at a defenceless baby was just simply barbaric… How…

Confessions Of A Parent Educator

By Amany Ramadan Parenting is hard, messy and imperfect. Being a parent educator doesn’t make me mistake proof, this is a lesson I had to learn the hard way after feeling all the guilt, especially that I am a perfectionist myself.I am sharing an example of my imperfect days for all the parents out there…

Who run the world – Girl it does not always have to be you!

By Laura Rossouw From cave woman to now, our bodies as women have remained mostly the same, yet our lifestyles have become remarkably more chaotic.  Grow a baby, birth a baby and raise a baby, on top of everything else that ‘needs’ to be done – sound familiar? Sure, we have caffeine, Deliveroo and pre…

Being A Mom Doesn’t Disconnect You From Who You Were

By Elvina Before your child was born you were a woman. Now you are a mother…Your child will meet you as a mother. Give your child a chance to meet the person you were before becoming a mother.. It is hard, raising a human being involves a lot of struggles, you forget yourself, your time doesn’t…

Working Mom To Stay At Home Mom: The Transition

By Kirstin Bond The words we feel too guilty to say and hope someone else will say it first so that we can finally let it out! I spent fifteen years working before deciding to take the plunge and quit my 9 – 5 job to become a full time mom to my little girls….

Having A Third Child: The Unmanageable “Thing”

By Annamaria Ronca In many countries and particularly in my home country having 2 kids is considered normal but when you have 3 it is like you come from Mars. “How will you manage them?” was the frequent question people addressed me when my third pregnancy started to be visible, as if the anxiety I…

Defining Motherhood | How To Embrace It As a First Time Mom

By Zahra @makingmumories When I Was asked to write about my journey as a mum, I thought back to the first time I felt like I was a mother. Giving birth makes you a mum yes… but that is not necessarily the first time you will actually feel like it. You see motherhood is not…