Motherhood Identity

Having trouble remembering when you weren’t “mummy,” or “honey"? Maybe it’s time to recapture some of your past.

A lot of motherhood stress comes from feeling that you’re no longer your own person. All your time and energy is put into your family’s needs and desires, and you lose sight of your own individuality. It’s a common trap for mums, but not a necessary one.

If you loved to paint before you had kids, then what’s stopping you now? Take time out during the day for art. If you have kids in the house, you can paint while they colour. Maybe singing was your thing. If so, then dust off your guitar and have a family sing-a-long.

Being a responsible adult doesn’t mean you have to put away your own hobbies and interests. In fact, it’s good for kids to see mum in her element.

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Getting kids to bed can often feel like pulling teeth. But not if you work at making bedtime special.

Before making a big decision, make sure it’s you making the decision, not your emotions.

Ever met a teenager just wired to achieve? Well, that doesn't happen by accident.

Ambitious teens usually come from households that put a high priority on goal setting.

Here’s a great game you can play with your spouse! It’s called, “Let’s see who can be the most courteous.”

It’s an easy game to learn, and you only need two players. All it takes to play is a little love and a lot of imagination.

Tired of diets that don't work? Why not blame your scales?

The best thing about marriage is also the worst thing about marriage!

It’s the middle of the night and you wake up in a cold sweat. Your heart is racing, and your mind frantically works to figure out what’s wrong. No, this isn’t a bad dream…you’re probably having a panic attack.

Do me a favour. Look around and locate something that’s green. If you’re in the car, you may see a green light or a green car. Whatever the case, I’ll bet you didn’t have much trouble, did you?

The first step in developing a divorce-proof marriage is learning to forgive.

There's a big difference between "talking" and "dialoguing."

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