I never thought I would write. I have always loved children and babies and I seem to have a natural connection to young children which they generally respond positively to. I adore making those connections and having fun with them. Initially I always thought I would become a primary school teacher. I loved the idea … More The writer within?
The rise of the keyboard mummy shamer “I hope you don’t think I am a bad mother for asking this….” “Please be kind in your responses” “This will sound stupid but…” Sound familiar? They will appear as a disclaimer on most potentially dividing facebook posts from various parenting or mothering pages and forums. I always … More A handy guide to not being a troll.
I had a birth plan. It was beautiful. I was going to have dimmed lights, music playing and skin on skin contact as soon as possible. My “plan” was to be very mobile during labour and eventually, I would deliver on all fours because I figured gravity might help the process. I was scared, but … More Birth is to parenting what your wedding day is to marriage.
Every now and then I think that my daughters are so incredibly lucky to be growing up in a time of opportunity and when women are able to speak up for themselves and demand equality without major repercussions. They can do almost anything and a lot of exciting and wonderful things are happening in the … More #metoo the children’s edition.
Every time I hear the term ‘Baby Brain’ it really irritates me. It has long been used as an excuse for a whole range of things. If you Google “baby brain” you will be met with several search results around what it is, whether it is real and possible scientific proof it exists. I don’t … More Baby brain?
If you are a woman who is pregnant at the moment, you are likely to be feeling nervous and anxious about the health and wellbeing of you and your unborn baby. Pregnant women and new parents are already vulnerable to anxiety and depression, and the current COVID-19 situation has made things even more stressful as … More Help is there if you need it.
You are too young to know it yet, but you are so incredibly lucky to be growing up with so much opportunity and choice for women. We still have to fight but there are some incredibly brave women standing up and making their voices heard and working hard to create a better future for you. … More A letter to my daughters.
There is a period of grieving for some parents, mostly mothers, which occurs when your youngest grows up and then ultimately starts school. I began to notice it when my youngest turned four and I started seeing the endings of several things. I have to admit I have felt incredibly sad at times, and I … More Who is ‘me’ after children?
Every day I am learning new things and just when I think I am starting to get the hang of it all, a new age and phase of parenting begins. I feel as though it is getting harder, rather than easier as my kids grow older however there are plenty of things I am more … More What I have learnt in eight years of parenting.
I have tried to change my attitude toward my period. Really I have. I have listened to podcasts and read articles on learning to understand each phase of your cycle better and how to manage the less than enjoyable symptoms by avoiding caffeine, eating better and drinking lots of water. At the end of the … More Stop telling me to embrace my periods.