To the Mum who...

To the Mum who's child woke up every hour last night for no reason..It's okay. It will get better and this phase will pass. As hard as it is just power on through and remember that it will not last forever.

To the Mum who is fighting to get her screaming child into the buggy...It's okay. We have all been there and/or are there on an almost daily basis. Your doing everything right and just ignore all the judging eyes from the non parents around you. Us parents know how it is and we are all behind you!

To the Mum who's child only wants to eat bread sticks and rice cakes...It's okay. Well, nutrition wise it's not okay for these little monster to live off just this but it's okay that this is happening. It's normal and I am sure that every parent has been their at least once in their lives (if they say they haven't then they are lying!!). Just stick to your guns when you deiced how to tackle it and keep remembering that it won't last forever and it is just a phase.

To the Mum who is questioning if they should take their little one to the doctors or not or will they just been seen as the ''overprotective new mum''...It's okay. Screw what others think! If you want to take your child to the doctors then take them. If you think you can manage what ever your little one has at home then you do that. You know your child better than anyone so just keep doing what your doing and remember.. It will pass!

To the (soon to be) Mum who is worried about giving birth...It's okay. Yes it generally isn't the most comfortable experience in the world and yes it can be scary but it is the most rewarding thing you will ever do. Just listen to your body, listen to your partner and the midwives etc and you will be fine. Before you know it you will hold the most precious thing you have ever known in your arms and you will wonder what all the fuss was about :)

To the Mum who's teething child just won't stop crying...It's okay. It will pass and your child will soon stop crying. Don't feel about about dosing them up on teething granuals and gel. Think how we feel when we get tooth ache. I can only imagine how bad it must be for these poor little mites. Even though it is making life rough at the moment, soon it will all be over and forgotten about. Until the next time...

To the Mum who feels alien in her new Mummy body...It's okay. You grew and birthed another human being with your body! I don't think we give ourselves enough credit for this. Yes you may not be able to wear your bikini anymore or fit into your skinny jeans but who needs bikini's and skinny jeans when they are going to get covered in poop, sick, snot and god knows what else. Be proud of your stretch marks and Mummy pouch!

To the Mum who hasn't washed her hair in a week as she just cannot summon the energy to do so...It's okay. We've all been there. Bad weeks happen. Next week is another week and another chance for you to wash your hair :)

To all the Mum's out there...HIGH FIVE! You are amazing. You are strong. You are a Mum!

Things may be hard at times and we may constantly question if we are doing the right thing but just remember...everything is a phase and it will be okay. Even the good times are phases until we go back into a another crappy teething or fussy eating stage. Keep going and keep strong for one day these little terrors won't be asking for cuddles or throwing their food off their plate. they will be out in the big wide world, maybe even with terrors of their own that are now going through a phase and we will be wishing they could just squeeze back onto our laps for a snuggle.

Just remember.. Everything is a phase :)

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