Let’s talk about fear. The world is a very scary place. But even more so as women. Even more so as mothers. As daughters. As grandmothers. As aunts. As god-mothers. As wives. As women we live with fear in our hearts every day. Every time we walk down a street alone. Fear walks with us. … Continue reading I Won’t Let My Daughter Grow Up with Fear in her Heart
When I became a mum, lots of things came as a huge shock. The lack of sleep. The need for a routine. The changes in my body. The lack of sleep (wait, did I say that one already? I’m so tired)! But, I think, the biggest shock for me was how invisible I suddenly felt … Continue reading Don’t Lose YOUR Voice Because Your a Parent
(Warning: this post should be read with your sarcasm goggles firmly strapped on) So, there we go! Another half-term done and dusted. It was so great to have a break from the norm of being at home entertaining the children, to spend another bloody week at home entertaining the children. In fact, I thought I … Continue reading Five not-so-awesome things we got up to over half-term
Recently, I turned 40! Yep, I’m one of those lucky, lucky people who got to celebrate a BIG birthday during lockdown… WOOOHOOO! (Please read the aforementioned ‘wooohooo’ in the sarcastic, bitter way in which it was intended). I know, I know. There are much worse things in the world than having to celebrate turning 40 … Continue reading Eight things NOT to say to someone celebrating a BIG birthday during lockdown
Dear Horrid Old Man (who shouted at me for cycling on the path with my children), Where can I cycle safely with my children? If we cycle on the road, the cars whizz past us so closely our ears ring, the trailer shakes and I fear for my children’s safety. If we cycle on the … Continue reading Where can I cycle safely with my children?