As a result of his wartime experiences, Dad had a thing about speed, machines and death. And he over-compensated in a lovely kind of way.
Why? What? When? Where? How? You could almost describe it as a syndrome – the Little Voice with Endless Questions or LVEQs.
Help is not always about cuddling your grandchild. But it could be doing some chores to keep the family home running with a newborn in the house.
As a mum, I know how easy it is to fall into the trap of seeing other mothers as competitors. When we meet another mum, we start making comparisons.
Every mother and daughter has a unique relationship, and pure baby bliss after the delivery is not necessarily automatic!
I felt anxious, my identity slipping away. I was a do-er, I wasn’t someone who could sit on the couch, knowing dishes needed to be done.
Heading away for a trip, and leaving your children with friends or family? Sounds exciting! But it’s good to be aware there may be long-term outcomes.