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
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.
So earlier today I wrote a post about the problems we’d been having with social services, I’ve already got more to add to it. In this one I’m going to talk about how health visitors need to drastically improve their training, and how social services need to quit pretending they are there to support families when… Read More Social Services vs. actual support Pt. 2
This is a guest post written by my husband. – MoG The following is written not by a reactionary, or a devoted fan of a former lib dem MP. I think social services is a generally hard working and needed agency in our community to safe guard children and vulnerable adults. How-ever, the following is… Read More Guest Post: Guilty until proven healthy
Just read this beautiful article on caesarean births., and wanted to share my own story.
I don’t get on with my body very much. In fact that’s quite an understatement. And today that self loathing hit me like a sledgehammer. I’ve got a romantic day out with my husband planned, at a spa, we’ll be getting massages and spend time in steam rooms and jacuzzis. It all sounds heavenly. The… Read More #EDAW2015, #effyourbeautystandards, #spoonieproblems and self hate (TW)
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.