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Ep 120: My Parenting Journey

Warning: This episode contains personal experience of child loss, childbirth and grief.

I thought it might be helpful to share my early parenting journey in as honest way as I can. As a heads up I am going to share experiences of loss and grief, which for some of you may trigger your own loss or grief. Go gently with yourself, and choose what is best for you – whether you listen or whether you skip this episode – be kind to where you are right now.

Here are the highlights:

(2:50) I had zero experience with children
(5:00) Setting the scene with my pregnancies
(7:35) First child naivety
(13:03) Context of my decisions
(16:15) I wish I hadn’t obsessed about my birth plan
(18:00) I wish I’d invested time in finding my tribe
(21:48) I wish I’d accepted ‘good enough’
(24:20) I wish I’d done the inner work
(27:00) I wish I’d taken time to take care of me

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