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You've Got Your Hands Full by Annie Littlewood

You've Got Your Hands Full by Annie Littlewood

"As I go about my business, I hear it all the time.. "You've got your hands full!" Usually, it is said with a smile. There is kindness in their phrase. They see me, toddler on my back and baby on my front, and they want to reach out a hand of support, a sign of respect, some recognition that motherhood can be tough. To them, my hair awry and my cheeks red, I am the visual representation of maternal struggle; they know it and are with me. Gladly I take their care. But what they don't realise is that having...

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Remembering the First Time by Michael Marcus

Remembering the First Time by Michael Marcus

I remember the first time I wore a baby. It was my firstborn – so long ago now – and my wife had encouraged me to try the ring sling we’d gotten as a gift a few months earlier. I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. Wearing the baby seemed a bit too touchy-feely for my taste, and a stroller just looked more convenient. After all, it even had a basket underneath!Try the ring sling anyway, she said. It’s adjustable, so we can both use it.That evening, I tried it. We were going out for a walk, when she put...

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