Navigating the Motherhood Maze

Our poet-in-residence, Jude Simpson, started a series of posts, which she named “Navigating the Motherhood Maze”, a while back for the Home-Start blog. Scroll below to read through them:

Navigating the Motherhood Maze

Muddle through Mum

A look at finding the balance between routine and spontaneity with your children.

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Peace at Christmas

Jude talks about peace at Christmas and links to a song sang by her son in a play.

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Jumble Sale

Parents will relate to Jude’s experience when she attempted a clear-out of her children’s things ready for the jumble sale.

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It’s Raining

Shielding our children from life is not always a good thing. Sometimes we all need a little rain…

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Last child at school

What will you do with your free time now your last child is at school? A question Jude answers in this post.

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Visiting a Home-Start Family Support Group session

Ever wondered what our Family Support Group sessions are like? Jude shares her experiences when she visited one.

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Every Day is Parents Day

Being a parent can be an emotional roller-coaster at times and Jude’s poem reminds us why it’s worth the effort – every day is parents day!

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Between Me and My Cup of Tea (poem)

Jude encapsulates a time most parents will remember – the ‘toddler’ years – when being able to drink a hot cup of tea was a luxury!

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Masterchef Alternative

What creations we could produce for MasterChef without the daily distractions of our wonderful children… Jude’s got it spot on once again!

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First Time I Walked In (poem)

Jude demonstrates the journey some families go on when they come to our family group… a lovely read but you’ll need tissues to hand!

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Chaos Tag

Jude talks about allowing herself time to watch her children play chaos tag and the importance of sometimes making herself the priority too!

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Same Same But Different

We might all be experiencing Covid together but ‘in different boats’, and as Jude so rightly put’s it… we are same same but different.

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Lockdown Blues

Jude writes about managing our expectations as a parent during lockdown. Our response is “be kind to yourself”

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Response Times

Jude writes about how the split-second time difference between her response time and her husband’s, is both a burden and a blessing.

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Siblings in Lockdown

Struggling with siblings not getting along during lockdown? You’re not alone. Jude shares her experiences as a mother of four.

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