It *does* get easier

I went to see my cousin and her children the other day with JJ and EJ. She has a two and a half year old and a seven month old. They are both gorgeous but the baby is adorable – such a happy little man!

We went to a local playground and then back to hers for pizza (and a sneaky glass of white for us mummies 😊).

At one point during our conversation she asked me to reassure her that it does get easier. To be honest she looks to me like she is breezing it but I guess that’s the myth of modern motherhood. Of course my immediate default response was to think about my current parenting challenges and try and convey what it might be like for her in five years time.

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It’s been a while I know! It was never my intention to stop blogging or stop running this linky, but for whatever reason, life got in the way – I lost my motivation, I lost my nerve, but I never lost the desire to continue blogging so I hope you will all forgive me for my absence and still like to return and link up anything recent you may have written that is characterised by those rose-coloured glasses poking out of the nearest bin.

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The Truth about… #96

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Last time saw the usual great variety of subject matter proving that speaking the truth can be both beautiful, hilarious, devastating and poignant. There was everything from saying no to your kids to the challenges of a child’s sick day; miscarriage to unnecessary judgement and criticism of other parents.

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The Truth about… #95

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Last time saw the usual great variety of subject matter proving that speaking the truth can be both beautiful, hilarious, devastating and poignant. There was everything from two takes on Mumsnet Blogfest to reflections on the American election; a focus on sibling relationships to the benefits of parenting without routine.

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The Truth about… #94

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Last time saw the usual great variety of subject matter proving that speaking the truth can be both beautiful, hilarious, devastating and poignant. There was everything from removing yourself from the blog rankings to reconnecting with your partner; what we share online to the secrets of eternal youth.

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The Truth about… #92

Welcome back to #thetruthabout.

Last time saw the usual great variety of subject matter proving that speaking the truth can be both beautiful, hilarious, devastating and poignant. There was everything from the side effects of IVF medication to weight obsession and body image; curtain twitching to celebrating the lovely bits of parenthood.

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