Frankenmom: Experiments on my child monster

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A dark sky with a lightning bolt striking the eart. a black and white dramatic close up of a wide eye sits translucently on top. The heading sits in the foreground Frankenmom: Experiments on my child monster - Letters to my Daughter

My own experiments on my child monster began the day I found out she existed. Like a scientist, I began methodically studying the available body of evidence. I made calculated decisions to help me get closer to the elusive goal of ‘perfect parent’ of ‘perfect child’. I spent days reading endless articles and blog posts. Bolting together the latest nutrition … Read More

Help! I’m a feminist but my daughter wears pink

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Pink owl themed baby booties sit on a pile of folded pink and white baby clothes and blankets behind a headin that says Help! I'm a feminist but my daughter wears pink - Letters to my Daughter

Gender stereotyping really grinds my gears. I celebrated when John Lewis released a line of gender neutral clothes, and looked for forward thinking children’s clothing brands who didn’t make every pair of girls’ shorts the shortest things ever. During pregnancy I swore that my daughter would very rarely wear pink. She would be a tiny bastion of feminism and shirk … Read More

Can you be a body positive mum and still want to change yourself?

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Can you be a body positive mum and still want to change yourself? - Letters to my Daughter

Body positivity is a big thing right now, and it’s wonderful to see. Being a body positive mum is so important to me because I want to set a good example for Dee. I don’t want her to grow up to be uncomfortable in her own skin and striving for other people’s beauty standards. Because she is a beautiful soul … Read More

Hey mama, how are you?

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Header image: a woman sits at a metal table outside, holding a white mug in her hands. Her face is out of shot but her brown hair falls over her shoulder. (Hey mama, how are you? - Letters to my Daughter)

Hey mama, I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got a million plates spinning and a hundred balls in the air and you feel like if you stop to take a breath then everything will come crashing down around you and it will all be your fault. But I promise the world won’t end if you pause a while to … Read More

Dear Daughter: A smile costs nothing

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Header image: white text on blue rectange, in the background is a smiling toddler girl wearing an orange tshirt and spiderman sunglasses and baseball cap. She is standing infront of a small waterfall. (Dear Daughter: A smile costs nothing - Letters to my Daughter)

Dear Daughter, You might not know but I used to work for an insulation company when I first finished uni. I was always very formal on the phone with customers and colleagues. I was a professional and wanted to play the part. Daddy still mocks me for my telephone voice! Then Shell came along. Shell was the person at head … Read More

BlogCrush week 67 – 25th May 2018

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Welcome to #BlogCrush week 67! BlogCrush crew, I’ve got something to tell you… This week is going to be my last week co-hosting Blog Crush (at least for now). I have LOVED being a core part of Blog Crush, but with other (very unexciting) things happening in my life at the moment I need to take a step back. Thank … Read More

The problem with feminism

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I know, I know, I’m a self proclaimed feminist parenting blogger, so can I really have a problem with feminism? Well, yes, and I’ll tell you why. I commented on a post about feminism the other day, and I said something like “feminism is great, but it’s radfems that spoil it for the rest of us and give feminism a … Read More

BlogCrush week 66 – 18th May 2018

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Welcome to #BlogCrush week 66! The old overwhelm has started to rear it’s ugly head again the last couple of weeks so I’m trying to be kind to myself. I skipped a blog post, I got take away, I said no to a couple of things… Dave finishes his exams this week though so will be footloose and fancy free … Read More