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Herstory.

I’ve always shied away from the term ‘mummy blogger’.  But, as I’ve touched on before, this is entirely my problem, my bad. Probably.  Well, those patronising shits who dreamt up the phrase too, it’s their fault also. There is nothing wrong with being an out and out ‘mummy blogger’, not at all.  The problem is…

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Risks and ambition and how being a mother doesn’t negate my right to my dreams.

I’d like to talk about risk.  And I’m mostly doing this without statistics, or rather because there is such a flood of statistics thrown around in topics related to childhood, health, safety, and so on, I don’t want to rely on one source and so I’m not going to lean on any in particular.  So…

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Blogging the beyond.

There’s been some yelling lately, and  I don’t feel like the model attachment parent that I feel having a blog about attachment parenting insinuates I am.  Be not fooled by my confident-sounding blog banter:  I am just an insecure parent, trying to trudge through the day. I’ve far from nailed it.  I get stressed, I yell,…

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Feminist is as feminist does.

A few weeks ago I asked on my Facebook page if I may (please, Miss) use my Instagram account to post things other than attachmenty-parentingy-feminism whatsits. Someone wisely replied to the effect that, “feminist is as feminist does”.  Actually that’s literally what they said. And that person hit the nail on the head, such that…

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The threads of respectful parenting and why it’s not “alternative” parenting: Alfie Kohn follow-up.

As a qualified school and college teacher, I used to think that reward – extrinsic motivation, if you will – is the way to student success.  I was pretty good at utilising it, too, in my lessons and in training my students to pass exams. I had a toolkit of games, competitions, engaging starters and…

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Sit down, Mummy.

  “Sit down, Mummy?” Just a minute…     “Sit down, Mummy” Yep, sure, of course I will! …Later, when we’ve got a few more minutes to spare before we have to leave, I’ll sit down with you for a moment.  I totally will.   “Sit down, Mummy!” Listen, here’s the thing:  I absolutely promise…

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