author Emilie Leeks,

"We see you on the good days when things are going well - when your children are happy, when you've played and found the fun, when you've managed to get something healthy on the table. And we see you on the hard days - the days when you shout at your kids, when you feed them nothing but toast for their tea, when you can't speak for all the hurt you're carrying inside."

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author Emilie Leeks,

"We want to give our children freedom to be, right? But for most of us, we just have SO much stuff, that before we know it we are wading knee-deep in dressing up clothes, lego blocks and goodness only knows what else."

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author Emilie Leeks,

"But here's the thing: the reality is, I actually don't have anything better to do. Because actually very little comes higher up the priority list than their emotional wellbeing. Oh, it's hard for me to see that sometimes (often) of course. And it can be so hard for me to act with that in mind - often I don't; often I won't manage to quell those thoughts about how important the 'to do' list is right there and then, and that's ok too."

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author Emilie Leeks,

Our children bring so much love, so much joy, so much fun to our lives: on some days, parenting is good. Other days, no amount of love feels like enough to get you through, and the fun and laughter feel impossible to find. What I am...

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author Emilie Leeks,

"My story isn't theirs; their story isn't mine, and I can't judge people on a snapshot - or indeed on anything. I can only hold that they are doing their best. And that maybe they need - maybe they *deserve* - a break. A break, to do something of their choosing - because right now in this moment, they *can*."

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