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Becoming a Mum means you instantly become selfless. You don’t have anymore “me” time. I mean for fucks sake, you don’t even have time for basic survival - pee, eat or sleep. And for a little while you survive on your reserves. You give everything to this tiny human, because you love them and #mumguilt always creeps in if you take more than 2 minutes to yourself! .
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But being a good mum means you need to look after yourself first. You can’t pour from an empty cup #needtobemoreselfish 🤷🏼‍♀️ So this month I’ve decided to set myself a challenge to become healthy #saynotodonuts 😭. It involves moving every single day #rainhailorshine 🌧. And for accountability I’m sharing it with you #dontgiveup 👍🏼 .
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“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be. “
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I’m actually concerned for when this little dinosaur gets his licence #daredevil 🚘.
He already has a need for speed, a disrespect for rules and is obsessed with cars #dontgivehimalicence 🤦🏼‍♀️ #sorryauntylaura 🙈🙉🙊 .
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“All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never know how broken you really are.” ✨
Robin Williams
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1 in 7 women experience PND and its such a taboo issue because becoming a mother is assumed to be one of the happiest moments ever experienced. But motherhood sucks some days! Some more than other and it doesn’t come with a hand book. Many new mother suffer in silence. So today I challenge you to check in with your mum tribe. Ask them if they are ok, if they are REALLY ok? Behind the smile, behind the love for their new baby and behind the closed door. Because let’s all agree it’s one of the hardest jobs and it’s ok to not be ok! .
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Stay connect, be compassionate and have a conversation .
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With my little favourite ❤️❤️ #arlocharles

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without “
Jodi Picoult, Perfect Match ✨👑 .
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Milestones are everything when you’re a parent. First smile, first word, first tooth.... but there was one milestone that felt would never happen to us. .
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He has never slept well, and we literally tried everything. From white noise and a dark room to cosleeping. We had been through the five stages of grief for the loss of our sleep - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and we were finally at acceptance. We accepted that having a baby that would sleep through the night was as rare as red diamond or the chance of my husband getting a cure for snoring #hesoundslikeafreighttrain 😩
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I think one of the he hardest things was hearing “Susan” bragging about how her 3 week old baby had started sleeping through the night. While I was over here crying in the corner because my 8month old had been up ten plus times last night.
It felt like i would never get a good night sleep ever again. 🤦🏼‍♀️
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But last night a miracle happened. At 10 months and three weeks old, he slept through the night. From 7pm-7am with not feeds, no resettling, and not one single wake up! Hallelujah! 🙌🏻
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So I’ve become “Susan” and I’m now bragging about my baby that slept through the night #sorrynotsorry 😂
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“ On my darkest days, when I feel inadequate, defeated and unworthy, I remember who’s daughter I am, and I straighten my crown 👑 “ .
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Thank you for being my protector, advocate, supporter, inspiration, strength and ultimately my hero. Thirty years in the job and I don’t think you have ever faulted. Thank you for making me the strong, confident woman I am today. Love you more than anything Dad! Happy Fathers Day ✨❤️👑 . #heismyking .
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Dads - the most ordinary men turned by love into hero’s, storytellers, adventurers and singers of songs ❤️ .
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I could not be more proud of the father you have become! You were born for this! .
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Happy First Father’s Day 💙 #daddysauraus .
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“Like a flower pressed flat and dried, we try to hold it still and say, this is exactly how it was the day I first saw it. But like the flower, the past cannot be trapped that way. It loses its fragrance and and its vitality, its fragility becomes brittleness and its colors fade. And when next you look on the flower, you know that it is not at all what you sought to capture, that that moment has fled forever. “ ✨
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