Tag: Parenting

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Why I will no longer be ‘sharenting’

Those of you who have either been around since the beginning of Growing With Spawn (which really wasn’t that long ago) or have dug into the archives will know that this blog has evolved quite a bit in the past 6 months. One major change is that I no longer share as much content about Spawn as I used to, although I do still … Read More Why I will no longer be ‘sharenting’

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Why We Chose to Send Our Child Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Once again in the spirit of sharing information during this pandemic, I thought it would be a great idea to share something controversial with you; our little girl has gone back to school. I see that raised eyebrow but don’t worry, we did our research and spent quite a bit of time debating it before making the decision. If you’ve read my Covid-19 Journals, … Read More Why We Chose to Send Our Child Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Finding balance when working from home during the pandemic

It is 2020 and we are all discussing plans to cancel the year. It all makes sense; rescheduled trips, missed birthday parties and weddings, extra pounds to our waistlines… who really wants to add the year that the world stopped to their already seemingly short life? For many students, this was the year to relax for a few weeks before changing the stats on … Read More Finding balance when working from home during the pandemic

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My 5 Step ‘Role Model’ Parenting Approach

If you’ve been on my site for a while, you probably already know that my life is centred around my daughter. After all, this blog was inspired by her. What you may not know is the amount of emotional growth that being a mother and writing about my experiences has gifted me. There is just something about opening up about the things that worry … Read More My 5 Step ‘Role Model’ Parenting Approach

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Why Does Motherhood Feel Like a Marathon?

I love reading posts about people with young kids, I was there not so many years ago myself. Okay, maybe it was many years ago, maybe even over a decade. Those posts take me back to a time when there was a diaper bag always ready to go, a stroller folded up in the back of my car, and car seats with little pieces … Read More Why Does Motherhood Feel Like a Marathon?

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7 Weird things that happen when you become a mom

Children are such a blessing; they have the ability to fill an empty house with giggles, put a smile on your face in the darkest of moments and will have you rolling on the floor in laughter when they learn to say the cutest things. That being said, I would like to prepare you for the other part of the journey that is rarely … Read More 7 Weird things that happen when you become a mom

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5 Things I learnt after becoming a mom

After twenty three months on a rollercoaster ride, my toddler is still alive. Now if you are wondering why that is such an achievement, try handling a baby for forty eight hours straight. Once you’ve managed, times that by three hundred and forty eight and then we will talk! Now that we are on the same page, we can both admit that I am … Read More 5 Things I learnt after becoming a mom

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But did I really know my child?

I believe it is day seven hundred and thirty thousand of lockdown (I stopped counting after two weeks) and my skin has gotten so pale and flimsy that I’m scared to come into physical contact with anyone out of fear that brushing against someone will rub off the little epidermal layers I have left. Maybe that is why they implemented lockdown? Whatever the story … Read More But did I really know my child?