Welcome to The Good Enough Mother blog. My name is Sophie and I am a single mother to my 2 year old daughter who shares vulnerable and honest insights
What if self-isolating during covid-19 were an opportunity for self-growth? Even as a single Mum, I haven’t had this much one on one time with my daughter where we’ve been completely alone, with no one else around, for….. Well, I never have! She is at the stage where her language has exploded and she loves […]
Part of mothering a toddler through challenging ‘toddler tantrums’ is processing and dealing with our OWN emotions and feelings. Recognising that their behaviour and their tantrums are just the tip of the iceberg. But this can be hard. When we put so much into our mothering and feel like we’re trying our absolute best, it […]
I’m not at all interested in the Royal Family, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one. But you’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard and witnessed the fall out and commentary surrounding Meghan and Harry’s decision to be stepping back as senior members of The Royal Family. This […]
I think everyone who has a toddler can recall a time where their child has had a ‘meltdown’, ‘tantrum’, or shed tears over something seemingly insignificant. You gave them the wrong coloured plate with their lunch. They wanted to button up their own jacket. Or maybe they couldn’t catch the ball that was thrown to […]
How are you going with your new year resolutions for 2020 so far? Research shows that 25% of people abandon new years resolutions within a week. A way to help combat this, is abandoning the idea of ‘resolutions’ in favour of purposeful habits. There is a large body of research on goal setting and habits […]
Maternal guilt seems to be almost an inherent part of modern, intensified motherhood. The idea that maternal guilt is just part of the component of mothering is really widespread in our culture and it’s almost like a right of passage you go through. Guilt about everything, right? There can be guilt even from (pre)conception! Then […]
Birth is a feminist issue because the systems that women birth within are causing them (and their babies) harm. A feminist birth is not all about choice.
A healthy baby is not ALL that matters. Mothers matter too. Shockingly, 1/3 women experience birth trauma and 1/10 emerge from childbirth with PTSD.
One of the big points of difference in how we parent according to these different styles, is how we understand and respond to our crying child. Different parenting styles reflect different ways of understanding what crying and tantrums actually mean.
What is feminism? In what context do you hear the word ‘feminist’ being used? Do you identify as a feminist? Who do you know who identifies as a feminist?