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Lauren Jackman
Lauren Jackman aka Canberra Mummy of is a full time mum and wife. She works with children and families, and has postgraduate qualifications in psychology and rehabilitation counselling. Lauren specializes in children and women's health, and is an aspiring children's book author.

Entries by Lauren Jackman

Confessions of a Stutterer

(8) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 1:20 PM

I sit here with my finger over the publish button.

Do I, Don't I?

I Do.

Hi, my name is Lauren, and I am a stutterer.

Why the big announcement, I hear you ask? Well, I stutter and I will probably never be cured, but if I acknowledge that I...

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Ripping off the Child Care Band-Aid: Part Two

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 1:03 PM

A few weeks ago, I wrote this piece, "Ripping Off the Child Care Band-Aid." I was on the verge of putting my son into child care for the first time. I had heard so many horror stories about child care over the time, things like, "they just left...

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Why Taking My Child to a Restaurant Is a Safety Issue

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 6:17 PM

Bub and I were recently in a cafe with another mummy and her newborn. My little one was sitting at the table in his highchair playing with some toys, my friend's little one was in her pram capsule beside the table.

We weren't in a fancy pants cafe but weren't...

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9 Lessons I Learned From Super Moms

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 4:19 PM

If you've clicked on this post you are one of three people: 1) someone who wants to know how to be a Super Mom, 2) a hater who wants to criticize me for putting pressure on mother's to be Super Moms, or 3) or my own Super Mom (thanks, Mom!).

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Ripping Off the Childcare Band-Aid

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM

I have three weeks left of maternity leave. I am not sure where the last 12 months have gone. I'm pretty sure I'm the subject of some cruel prank whereby someone has fast-forwarded time and I've really only used up three months of leave.

But when I look at my...

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How I Took on Sleep Deprivation and Won

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 6:22 PM

It was a bright and beautiful afternoon. The sun was out, not a cloud in the sky and the children in the park across the road were playing chases. Not that I knew any of this. I was inside, still in my pajamas trying to get my baby to sleep....

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Der wahre Grund, warum Mütter nichts fertig kriegen

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 9:40 AM

Es ist 9 Uhr morgens. Eben habe ich Bubby für ein Nickerchen hingelegt. Ich gehe mal davon aus, dass ich ungefähr eineinhalb Stunden habe, bevor er aufwacht. Ich bin so aufgeregt!

Ich habe Pläne ... ein neues Buch, in dem ich mich verlieren will, während ich am Kamin sitze und...

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The Real Reason Mothers Never Get Anything Done

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 12:40 PM

It's 9 a.m. and I've just put Bubby down for his morning sleep. I reckon I have about an hour and a half before he wakes. I'm excited!

I have plans... a new book to get lost in whilst I sit by the fire drinking hot chocolate. I bought a...

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My Thoughts of Death and Dying

(2) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 3:51 PM

I am a worrier (as opposed to a warrior). Always have been.

My mother's a worrier, my brother's a worrier. It's in our blood.

But I've never worried more than when I had my first child.


In the hours and days after having...

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The Perfect Gift This Mother's Day Is Not What You Think

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Before pregnancy, babies and vomit, I was a woman.

During pregnancy, I was a woman too. In my early stages of parenthood, I still would have called myself a woman.

But now I barely resemble one.

Now I'm a mother.

And that is it.

Many, if not most people,...

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Hazte un favor a ti misma y haz esto cuando des a luz

(3) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 1:00 AM

La otra noche no podía dormir y me puse a contar ovejas (dándole un repaso a las fotos del móvil). Entonces llegué a una que hice el día después de dar a luz. Se me saltaron las lágrimas, y ahora explico el porqué.

Me acuerdo perfectamente de aquel día.


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Tun Sie diese EINE Sache, wenn Sie gerade ein Kind entbunden haben

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 5:57 PM

Vergangene Nacht lag ich wach und stöberte durch die Fotosammlung auf meinem iPhone. Dabei fiel mir ein Foto in die Hände, das ich einen Tag nach der Geburt meines Sohnes gemacht hatte. Es hat mir die Tränen in die Augen getrieben, und das ist der Grund.

Ich kann mich klar...

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Do Yourself a Favor and Do This One Thing After You Give Birth

(6) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 9:14 AM

Last night, as I lay awake counting sheep (going through my photos on my phone), I came across a photo I took the day after I gave birth. It brought a tear to my eye, and this is why.

I can remember the day clearly.

I was still in the...

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