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What Being a Mother Means

I was having another one of those days where I was rambling after a hectic day running back and forth with the kids, house being a complete mess and the only culinary delight I was capable of serving was a boiled egg. My friend said to me, “You make this whole parenting thing sound crazy, it’d be enough to put you off! Is there anything good about it?” I thought about that for a minute and I wasn’t too sure how to answer. All I could say was, “Ah, don’t mind me; It’s not as scary as I make it out. It has its good sides.” Continue reading

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Reading With Your Children

I’ve very fond memories of my mother reading and telling stories to me at night when I was a child.  She had the ‘gift of the gab’ as we say in Ireland.  Now that I have my own children I can see the importance of reading to them.  For me in the early stages, I found the little picture touch feel novelty books were great for helping my children with their sounds and senses.  Reading to them was another way of them hearing your voice and sharing an experience together, and that for me created a nice little bond.  Even if you have to point and say apple a 100 times it’s important.  You’re the first voice they know and it’s a great way of communicating with them and teaching them to speak and express themselves.

 

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