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Being a mum is the hardest thing I've ever done. For most of my 20s, I didn't really picture myself as a mum. I was focused on building a career; I loved having the freedom to pick and go whenever I wanted; and I loved spending my own money on myself. But here I am, in my early 30s, with a small child (that it turns out I'm obsessed with) and a career that has grown more in the two years since he was born than ever before. How times have changed.
"You are every mother."
When you hold your baby for the first time and look down into their eyes, your whole world changes - and that includes your friendships.
"It's not a reflection of you or my love for you."
Last year, a group of friends and I finally did it - we planned an entire weekend away.
There's a hidden advantage to having a child that no-one tells you about.
In the last month, two of my exes have had babies. One of these babies is a human child, born to an ex-lover and his new partner. The other is a tiny fur baby, adopted by my ex-husband and his wife.
There are ups and downs.
A letter of love to my pregnant self.
Sometimes a loaf is more than just a loaf.
Or for long enough.