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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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If this girl can…

I’ve been putting off writing this for literally weeks.  I’ve had some fear around it – fear of being accused of concern-trolling, fear of coming across as somehow advocating (or even just conceding to the culture of) body-shaming (I’m not sure how, actually, but I’m a worrier), or even just seeming self-righteous and privileged and…

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Breastfeeding and IQ… It’s a no-brainer! – *Guest Post*

In this #FeministFriday guest post, Hannah Perkin looks at what is really failing women in their breastfeeding journeys.   This article is a response to the recent  piece from The Independent on the breastfeeding/IQ study by Dr Bernardo Lessa Horta at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. I found the article incredibly difficult to read, and…

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#MotheringMonday – Saying Goodbye

Yesterday, 8th March, was International Women’s Day. I wanted to bring something interesting and fresh to the table – a post about remarkable women of the past year, a personal exposé of the pay gap (and discrimination in the workplace) that definitely still exists, what women’s liberation looks like to me, why we still live through a…

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