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Being a mum

mum; mom; mothers; single mum; step mum ;

‘Mum’. This small word carries a lot of meaning and emotion for most of us. It comes from how we feel about our own mothers and grandmothers, what our community expects of mothers and how we think we should be, or want to be as a mum.

Becoming a mother is the start of a journey that can bring great joy, pride and happiness as well as worries and challenges. Most mums work things out as they go along and grow into their role over time. The most important thing mothers can do is make sure children feel loved, safe and secure.

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