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Ageing, Feminism, PhotoShop and Me

Two things happened this week that were a little mad and that made me a little mad.  And then confused.  And then I took mostly-naked pictures of myself.  It wasn’t a regular week. Firstly, Cindy Crawford appeared in some unPhotoshopped shots from a spread for Marie Claire Mexico and everyone thought it was wonderful. At…

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Tomorrow I’m having a cervical smear

Coming home from seeing some family today, with whom I had a Sunday-blues’-butt-kickin’ wild time, I was thinking about the week ahead and felt myself starting to cry.  This isn’t like me in the car, especially not when both children have fallen asleep and I know that it’s a straight-to-bed situation when we get home.  But…

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Busting Myths: Attachment Parenting

1. Attachment parents give up every other aspect of their lives to focus on raising perfect children Before I had children, my interests were hillwalking, working out, taking photos, cooking, writing, studying fashion editorials and playing computer games into the wee hours. Sure, over time some of these (namely computer games and shopping and admiring…

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