Four years ago I entered a writing competition on the theme of motherhood, at the time my daughter was 5 months old, and had only come home from hospital a few weeks before. So this is what I wrote. I never used to want to be a mother, in fact the very thought of it… Read More The Un-Mother
Boys are taught from a young age that fashion and makeup are a girls domain, that it is taboo for them to want to experiment and be playful with their appearance. I think it is so important for them to see men who will push boundaries and demonstrate that it’s absolutely fine for boys to… Read More Men can experiment with makeup and fashion – David Bowie portrait
My kids have reached that age. Now the infuriating conversations have started. “Boys do this, girls don’t” “That’s a girls toy” “Girls don’t like that” No matter that, up until this point, I’ve always encouraged both children to play with and like whatever they want. I’ve been very clear that there are no “boys toys”… Read More “That’s a boy thing”
Let me just start this post by saying, if I actually manage to write this without it just turning into a string of expletives I’ll be impressed. It turns out Jamie Oliver is so fired up on the “success” of his sugar tax, that now he wants to go after those awful awful mothers who… Read More Breastfeeding and Jamie Oliver
This is going to be a slightly childish post, I’d apologise but I’m not really sorry. Some of you may have seen my previous posts about social services (pt 2), well here is the update, there’s a fair bit to go through.
Today is the 24th of January, a spectacularly uninteresting day to many I imagine. For me it was the start of a traumatic experience, an experience that is still ongoing, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. I have written about this before, 3 times in fact. It has been a… Read More One year on
It has been an interesting year, thought I’d go through it with some blog posts. Started the year puking, while technically this is a post from last December, it is exactly how January started for me. Dear future self On the subject of the toilet, you know how at the beginning you were thinking you… Read More A 2014 recap: Puking, parenting, pain and feminism
“If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill.
Monday 17th November 2014 is World Prematurity Day, a day for talking about around 15 million babies born prematurely worldwide. My daughter is one of them, and while I was aware of premature babies prior to her birth I was most definitely ignorant to how hard it could be for the families of these tiny little miracles.… Read More World Prematurity Day: Bonding can be hard
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