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Can motherhood ruin your life?

There have been many articles written about the ruinous effects of motherhood, and how bearing children is not always the deep and meaningful experience many mothers make it out to be. For some women, being a mum is a nightmare…

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Of frogs without ‘froglet’ responsibilities

I was chatting with a colleague this week and because we’re both first time mums, the conversation quickly became about our children. Before Adoti, my eyes would roll onto the floor and right around the corner every time mothers started…

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Milestones measured in tea and bread

My Dad was over for a visit sometime last week. As is custom, I made him a cup of tea, which I served with bread. Clearly, Adoti’s tea/bread fixation is genetic. Anyhow, so as I’m putting a mat on the…

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Mama will knock you out!

So. My two-year-old is truly a 21st Century kid because she records everything I say with digital speed and hits the playback button before I can say, “Woops!” And because I’m always saying, “Woops!” (I inherited that particular habit from…

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Two at last, oh God almighty, we’re two at last!

My lil’ miss got her hair braided into a beaded bob and she was super excited about her new do.  Every chance she got, she would stand in front of the mirror and yell, “Smatee!” That’s “smart” in her language….

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‘Don’t talk baby to me’

So. After months of trying to learn my baby’s language, I’ve started to catch on. Also, she’s started to repeat everything I say so pretty soon I’ll stop talking ‘baby’ and she’ll start talking English. In the meantime, there is…

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Anatomy of a bedtime routine

So our almost-two-years-old woes continue. The fridge is still a chilly playground. This week Adoti got to the ‘byed’ and decided to arrange the entire packet on the sofa. Why? Just because. I swear I turn my head for one…

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