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Caring beyond caring - A Tribute to Mothers on mothers day

It is my first mother’s day and as my son grows closer to the end of his first year on earth it is inevitable that I get this moment of reflection. I can categorically now say that I had no clue what mothering entailed. When I went to visit people that gave birth and even the closest to me - my sister - I still never understood. You never really understand until you are a primary caregiver to a child.
It’s not just a bath; It’s like just seeing them taking baths for the baby and thinking that is all that it entails but there is the cleaning of the ears, nose, cutting of the nails, burping, pacing in the middle of the night, vomits, after immunisation temperature, sleep training, colic crying child, sleep deprivation, picking out the outfits, enduring kicks before you eventually get the diaper in place.  
It’s really not about you;I have been a mother for almost 1 year now and I know that mothering is one of the hardest jobs that there is. The weight -which shouldn’t really be a weight -…
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