Emma

Emma

What F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Taught Me About Being A Mother

https://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/what-f-r-i-e-n-d-s-taught-me-about-being-a-mother/ Friends who have known me well enough – or long enough – know how much I love the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for having been the solace, entertainment and somewhat a life guide as I stepped from adolescence into young adulthood. My friends and I grew up together with this sitcom: we fell

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Rock-a-bye-Panda

https://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/rock-a-bye-panda/ This has never happened to me before. Around 4.30pm today, I rocked a stuffed panda to sleep as I sang the lullaby, “Rock-a-bye Baby”. The stuffed panda is a Christmas gift from Augz’ brother’s girlfriend, Petrina, whom Matthew calls Auntie Panda. It’s taken up residence on our couch and

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A letter to my baby girl on her first birthday

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/a-letter-to-my-baby-girl-on-her-first-birthday/ My dear girl, On your birthday, while we were at Sunday Mass, the questions that I had been pondering all week, came together in one moment, when I looked down at you and wondered again, “You are one. Where did the last year go? How is it you are one???”

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Wean Me Gently

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/wean-me-gently/ Just like that, it’s over. Ironically, I had been counting down to the day I wean you, and I figured that the cut-off day would be when you turn one, in exactly three weeks’ time as I’m writing this. I don’t know if I would have really stopped breastfeeding you

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Fears, be at rest. The Prophecy has arrived.

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/fears-be-at-rest-the-prophecy-has-arrived/ There is one thing this little girl gave me almost right from the time she came into this world, which I shall forever be grateful for, and that’s the restoration of my sanity. Before she came, when there was only Matthew (and there would only be Matthew as far as

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