Here & Now

Wishing you all a happy Mother’s Day with a little reflection on motherhood.

I think when people talk about motherhood, they often think about the first few years which are so hands-on and at times all consuming. If they don’t confine their thinking to these first few years, they may consider the period of time while the kids are at home, which of course is much lounger and filled with so many phases, challenges and joys.

Recently, however, I was struck by the longevity of this role. My mother was visiting and helping us get settled in our new home. At least that’s what it looked like she was doing. What she was really doing was mothering. She would look after the kids all day while I ran around, unpacking the house and organising the admin required to get our new lives started. Of course, in doing this, she was…

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