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Have you ever read the Dealing with Dragons series? (aka the Enchanted Forest Chronicles) There's a character in that, Morwen the witch, who I think is close to the "henwife" as you've described her. Here's her description from Wikipedia:

 

"Morwen - A practical-minded and highly sensible witch who lives in the Enchanted Forest with her nine cats. She is short, with ginger hair and small square glasses. She infuriates Vamist in the third book with her nine cats (he thinks witches should only have one), none of whom are black, and the fact that she grows plain apples in her garden, among other things."

 

Morwen isn't a mother, herself, but she's very motherly towards other characters. Also, the main character of the first two books, Princess Cimorene, is a very practical woman who dislikes being a princess because she wants to do things for herself. After being kidnapped by a dragon, she finds she enjoys being a sort of housewife figure for her "captor". Especially later on, when she becomes a mother, I think there are some hints of the Henwife in her, as well.

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Not Really an Update

 

Enting and I have been taken down our first mummy-baby cold. Everything else is in stasis until we are feeling better... so this is probably the end of this challenge for me. I think it went all right.

 

And I already have ideas for the next one!

 

 

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It's been a hard week. Being sick while also taking care of a sick baby has been challenging. Mr of Vries helped where he could, but we didn't want him to get sick (he had an Important Event on Wednesday which we hope to hear the results of in a couple of weeks), so I took on most of the exposure and work.

 

But a sick baby doesn't sleep well and so then neither does a sick mummy. It's felt a bit like the first few weeks of Enting did with the lack of sleep. Friday was the hardest day of all with Enting being really on edge and me being so underslept I had no wherewithall to cope with it. I'd list it on the "top 5 worst mummy days" so far.

 

Luckily, it's the weekend and Mr of Vries is here to help and we're recovering. He took on Enting last night so I was able to get a full night of uninterrupted sleep and a lie-in and I'm feeling a lot better today.

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On 9/8/2018 at 5:21 AM, Ann of Vries said:

I'd list it on the "top 5 worst mummy days" so far.

 

Oh, my, I'm so sorry. Hope you both get well soon. I'd love to say you won't have anymore days like that, but... I will say that each one makes you stronger as a parent and a person. I can remember when the swine flu was in full swing in our home. Luckily, at least one of us at some point felt up to helping the others, so there was never a moment where all of us were sick.

 

Get well soon. 

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