Parenthood is defined simply as the state of being a parent and the responsibilities involved, according to the Oxford Living Dictionary, but if you are a mother or father you know that there is nothing simple about being a parent. Every day seems to be an excuse for a new set of complexities, questions or conundrums and there never seems to be simple answer to anything.

For many mums and dads (especially newbies), simply reading about other people’s experiences and stories about parenthood is comforting, or even inspirational. For those who work and love their career, finding a work-life balance when baby arrives feels as critical as it is (almost) impossible to do. Our series of articles dedicated to the joys and tribulations of parenthood are here to help you through these challenging, yet wonderful times of your life.

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