Life, Parenting

There’s No Epidural For Motherhood.

Lots of first time mothers (and fathers) are frightened of childbirth. I can’t blame them, in all honesty; in fact, I was them. Pre-splashdown, the thought of pushing an actual human out of my nethers was pretty low down on my list of Things That Sound Like Fun. Right down there underneath being Katie Hopkins… Continue reading There’s No Epidural For Motherhood.

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Parenting

What Not to Say to a New Mother

The early days of being a mum generally pass in a haze of zombiefied exhaustion, euphoric love-struck amazement, abject terror and biscuits. Let’s be honest, in the very early days, visitors, other than perhaps very close family, are about as welcome as Michael Gove at a teachers’ convention. But once you’re over the stage where… Continue reading What Not to Say to a New Mother

Parenting

The Royal Wedding Demonstrates Why Women Are Each Other’s Worst Enemies.

We’ve come a long way, we females. We’re slowly being recognised as equals to men. We aren’t there yet, and we have a journey still to make. Undoubtedly there are obstacles in the way, glass ceilings to smash, mindsets to evolve, stereotypes to break down. This might be controversial, maybe not. But I think that… Continue reading The Royal Wedding Demonstrates Why Women Are Each Other’s Worst Enemies.