having a two year old who still uses a dummy (and other situations I thought I’d never be in)

1. having a two year old who still uses a dummy (to get to sleep or for comfort) 2. having a two year old who still drinks milk from a baby bottle (over one year after the health visitor told me he should be now drinking milk from a cup before bed) 3. having a…

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why is banning violence against women so outrageous?

I think Derek Mead at Motherboard is onto something – we should all be wobbling in our wellies this week under the baleful sky of censorship about Iceland’s proposal to ban online porn. It’s more important to have an emancipatory web than to make certain our children never come into contact with images of brutal…

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Chuggington vs Thomas – token female trains

When I first read my son Thomas and the Big Race I felt a little dirty when I realised Annie and Clarabel existed solely to cheerlead Thomas to victory. Or to provide the sensitive, sensible voice of calm and polite encouragement to his pumping, competitive abandon. Seriously, it’s a little weird and makes me feel…

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Ye Olde Breastfeeding Debate

It’s an argument that can never be settled, because no one participating in it really wants it to be. Including me. There’s nohing as such to settle, either, since on each side there will be skepticism, doubt and interpretivism. And there’s nothing really wrong with that. What gets tiring is the constant bun-fight of ‘facts’…

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