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

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Parenting

An Ode to Motherhood

What does it feel like not to be tired? What does it feel like to ease out of bed With a smile on your face, all set to embrace The day of unknowns that’s ahead? I only remember the joltings From my sleep at “you’re kidding” AM; For dummies, or milk, or things of that… Continue reading An Ode to Motherhood

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.