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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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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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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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