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Overthinking Mothers' Stories

Robin Freyberg, New York, USA I’m an overthinker. I always have been. Decisions that people would make easily or momentarily will often take me days, weeks, or months to agonize over. We won’t go into the seemingly never-ending analysis required to purchase a leather jacket. So, imagine the minefield that is parenting. When my first child, my daughter, was born, my capacity to overthink matters...

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The Mothering Ocean or Learning How to say Hello and Goodbye Mothers' Stories

Anna Burbidge, Leicestershire, UK Photo: By Tom Bellamy   I’ve always loved the sea. I felt fascinated by all its changing colours and moods and I would imagine first dipping my toe into it and then swimming in the waves. For as long as I can remember, being a mother fascinated me too. I imagined what it would be like to have a child to...

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A Sensitive Child: Why Crying is Brave Too Features

Updated March 2016 Lisa Hassan Scott, South Wales, UK Photos: Kate Nolan Photography   Parenting a sensitive child It didn’t take long for my daughter to piece it together. At the tender but highly verbal age of three, she asked sadly, “Aren’t I brave too?” You see, my daughter is highly sensitive. If she gets hurt, she seems to feel it more than others. If someone...

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