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A Lesson In Regret

A Lesson In Regret

I am not big-headed enough to think I am special or remarkable, but I do sometimes wonder if my talent for screwing up is something out of the ordinary. I was tempted to list all my fuck-ups here, because they are almost impressive in a […]

On Losing A Mother

On Losing A Mother

Eight years and nine months ago, my mother died. She was 51, I was 20, and it was unexpected. She came down with a bug on the Thursday. I saw her awake for the last time on the Saturday. The following Tuesday morning I held […]

5 Highly Actionable Strategies For Battling Bulimia When You’re A Mother

5 Highly Actionable Strategies For Battling Bulimia When You’re A Mother

Sick of reading fluffy bulimia recovery advice online that sounds great in theory but doesn’t actually work? Tired of the black hole in the Internet where all the bulimia in motherhood support is missing? Then read on! Most parenting advice out there is geared towards […]

So What’s The Deal With That Whole “Busy Mother” Contest?

So What’s The Deal With That Whole “Busy Mother” Contest?

Right. I’ll tell you a quick story. Once upon a time ago in the distant lands of early motherhood, I had a pretty empty diary. Well, I didn’t actually have a diary; there was no point. My social life was crap, I didn’t have a job […]

The Hidden Danger of Attachment Parenting

The Hidden Danger of Attachment Parenting

Sleep deprived? It’s for the best. Feeling touched out? Just par for the course. Stifled, depressed and lonely? This too shall pass.

What Kind Of Narcissist Has A Blog, Anyway?

What Kind Of Narcissist Has A Blog, Anyway?

Nearly a decade ago, I used to hang out in a small forum with a group of other cool mamas I’d met online. I’m still friends with some of them today, despite only having met one of them in the actual flesh. Anyway, one of […]

10 Things my Kids do that Drive me Crazy (that I also do myself…)

10 Things my Kids do that Drive me Crazy (that I also do myself…)

Wait until the very final moment before announcing they need to pee It was this that planted the seed for this blog post in my mind, when I almost wet myself after waiting until the end of a film before making the necessary trip. I realised, […]

After Years of Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, Who Do You Become?

After Years of Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, Who Do You Become?

When body image is discussed alongside the subjects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, it tends to appear the context of the woman’s feelings about her changing body and the impact that her altered body image might have upon the breastfeeding journey. Rarely, if ever, do I […]

Mums, Are You Sure You Can’t Afford to Return to Work?

Mums, Are You Sure You Can’t Afford to Return to Work?

Disclaimer: This post is not an attempt to persuade mothers that they should be in paid work, or a suggestion that this is in any way better than staying at home. For what it’s worth, I have been a stay-at-home mum for most of my parenting […]

Groupthink, Herd Mentality & Keyboard Warriors

Groupthink, Herd Mentality & Keyboard Warriors

Have you ever read a post online that has evoked a certain response, but held back on sharing it when you read the comments and see your opinion is in the minority? Have you ever found it strange, on reading responses to a certain topic, […]


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