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Mastering the skill of children's birthday parties

premium_icon Mastering the skill of children's birthday parties

Life becomes a circus with three kids' birthdays in three months.

Parents need to call on 'village' when things get too much

premium_icon Parents need to call on 'village' when things get too much

People will offer a hand if you're not too proud to ask.

Old saying still rings true - a mother's work is never done

premium_icon Old saying still rings true - a mother's work is never done

Occasions like Mother's Day can become rife with unmet expectations.

Talking sure beats silence with tough family subjects

premium_icon Talking sure beats silence with tough family subjects

We can empower children by allowing them to ask questions.

Dreaming of balance in the role of a parent

premium_icon Dreaming of balance in the role of a parent

The 24/7 cycle of life with kids can hit you like slap in the face.

'You need to block your ears'

'You need to block your ears'

Children have an uncanny knack for unearthing facts.

Brighter you is hiding inside

Brighter you is hiding inside

I love motherhood, but I didn't know how much of me I would lose.