Dear Anna

Dear Anna

Dear Anna, How are you? I hope this finds you well and you’ve not been caught too unawares by the social media storm your article in today’s Daily Mail has caused. I somehow suspect you haven’t. I took a moment to google you after reading your piece and spent some...
What kind of mum are you?

What kind of mum are you?

Why not take this overly-simplified, horribly stereotyped test to tell you what you already know? I know, I’m selling it HARD. When you open the curtains to find the weather is grey and drizzly with that fine rain that apparently gets you really wet, you know, wetter...
Should motherhood define us?

Should motherhood define us?

The scale of the adjustment from no children to one has never since been matched despite the best efforts of the arrival of a second child and the departure of my career. There’s no doubt that motherhood has changed me. I’m confident I’m not alone in that assertion...
What would Flop do?

What would Flop do?

Every so often, parenting has been going a bit too smoothly so I suggest something I know I’ll regret as soon as it starts/ the words are out of my mouth: “Let’s do some baking!” I don’t quite know why I do this – perhaps it is the glee and excitement on the...
Mobile Moan

Mobile Moan

Driving a car, operating heavy machinery or being wrist deep in a shitty nappy, are all things best done while not looking at your phone. Death, maiming, the upsetting realisation that your finger has pierced a wipe and the whiff of poo under your nail is going to...
Is staying at home the same as having a J.O.B?

Is staying at home the same as having a J.O.B?

“Do you work?” “Oh, yes. Yes, how about you?” “Oh I’m a teacher… what do you do?” “I’m a mum – I have two children.” “Oh no, I mean what do you do for a JOB.” “Yeh, exactly. I’m a mum.” Contraversial I know, but this is exactly how the conversation I’ve...