Not so long ago, I wrote a feature about settling into motherhood, and how finally, I appeared to have managed it.
I put it down to the fact that my two daughters were over their allergies and intolerances.
How wrong was I? My eldest, Esme Grace was diagnosed with peanut allergy last New Years Eve - we await testing to see how extreme it is, and Sofia Faith, my youngest, has an appointment for gut related problems next week.
Although the allergic issues continue, I am more settled as a mother than ever before. It is probably worth reminding other mums though, that sometimes accepting motherhood takes time.