Body Positivity

Why would you want to look like you’ve never had a baby?

What a question. A question that was asked by me so many times pre-motherhood. In the patriarchal quest for women to “bounce-back” my internalised misogyny was REAL. I would see all these mothers who had children boasting about reaching their pre-pregnancy weight, their pre-pregnancies bodies and how with these tiny babies they could slither into… Continue reading Why would you want to look like you’ve never had a baby?

Public Parenting · Relationships · Social Media

Never put anything online that you wouldn’t want on the front page of a newspaper

Well having been in a variety of publications, from The Times Magazine to Nuts Magazine (funnily enough scantily clad in both), as well as a variety of online magazines and covers, the saying that I learned from my mother still rings true. Now I’ve done a hell of a lot with my life, a lot… Continue reading Never put anything online that you wouldn’t want on the front page of a newspaper

Public Parenting

Congratulations, your baby sleeps…

“My baby slept through from birth” “My baby is in bed by 7 every night and sleeps through till 10” “As soon as my baby hears white noise he’s asleep” “Bath, bottle and bed and my baby slept through from 5 weeks” Well congratulations Susan, your baby is clearly Jesus, maybe we should alert someone… Continue reading Congratulations, your baby sleeps…

Public Parenting · Relationships · Social Media

I stole him from you, I understand why you’re angry

As I’ve stated previously, my blog posts come about organically and because of incidences that happen and this one has been one I had previously placed in a box and shoved at the back of the closet. Marriage is a funny thing. You meet someone and they’re a stranger (that was the first line of… Continue reading I stole him from you, I understand why you’re angry

The World As We Know It

You voted Brexit. I’m a non-EU immigrant and I wish you hadn’t.

I originally wrote this just to explain a little bit about my background. The more I wrote, the more angered I became that members of my “family” and many others I know voted in favour of Brexit. Maybe they didn’t know the full extent of what I’ve gone through but scarily this may become a… Continue reading You voted Brexit. I’m a non-EU immigrant and I wish you hadn’t.

Public Parenting

Why your house should be immaculately clean now you have (a) child(ren)

My mum always asks me what I’m doing and 5 times out of 10 I say cleaning. I say cleaning when I’m on the toilet, when I’m eating and when I’m sat on my arse doing sweet fuck all because I’m doing all that during my cleaning. However as far as anyone is concerned, I… Continue reading Why your house should be immaculately clean now you have (a) child(ren)