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5 lessons I learnt in my first year as a mother

I've been meaning to post this for a while but every time I went to, another baby drama would occur and I'd feel like a fraud posting something that could potentially make me look like I have my shit together as a mum (does anyone?). And then I realised I needed to preface with this: these are indeed things I learnt in my first year as a mother but they are also things that I continue to learn in new and different ways everyday.

My baby just turned one which makes me a mother of a toddler. What?! This past year has simultaneously been the slowest and fastest, hardest and easiest, and scariest and funniest of my life. I’ve learnt so much; more than in the 4 years of my PhD. Here are some of the things I wanted to share with you:
1. Your politics can't always save you from (crushing) gendered roles
Prior to having our baby, my partner and I had planned to share as much of parenting as we possibly could. Our vision was for me to spend 6 months at home with our baby, and then for…

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