Motherhood is an ancient and powerful magic which shapes the world. There is an exquisite, powerful and healing connection between every mother and her child. Every caring action a mother takes, large or small, contributes to her own and her child’s well-being. The ‘special moments’ with a child are really lovely, but it’s also the routine times, the little corrections to behaviour, the assistance, explanations and comforts you give. The gentleness you show when you put on their shoes for the millionth time and the smile you give as you watch them walking towards you…these everyday things add up to help your child to grow into a fully alive, loving and capable adult.

This is the big view, something to remember when you can’t see the wood for the trees (or the child for the nappies!). What you are doing is very important. It’s as simple as that. »