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

The problem with feminism

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Header image: White background with bold black lines drawn in random straight edged pattern. A pink feminism symbol sits on top along with title in whit text on blue background. (The problem with feminism - Letters to my Daughter)

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

Mindful Monsters – Mindfulness for children

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Header image: Background of contents of Mindful Monsters pack (Mindful Monsters: Mindfulness for children - Letters to my Daughter)

Collaborative post. What is Mindful Monsters? Mindful Monsters is a monthly subscription pack created by Scope (my charity of the month by the way!), which encourages children to practice mindfulness. In my other job working in occupational health, I frequently preach about the benefits of mindfulness for adults. At our last staff away day, I arranged a mindfulness workshop for our … Read More

Charity of the month May 2018: Scope

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Header image: a young girl in a wheelchair is drawing a picture outside next to a field of sheep while her mum crouches next to her to look at her drawing. (Charity of the month May 2018: Scope - Letters to my Daughter)

I’ve wanted to start a charity of the month campaign for a while. I’ve mentioned plenty of charities in my posts and have started trying to give more money to charity in acknowledgement of my privilege. With great power comes great responsibility and all that… Well perhaps I don’t have great power, but since I have a blog that apparently … Read More

How to encourage your child to drink water with WUBL

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Header image. A carton of WUBL water sits on a broken stree stump on a window sill with grass visible in the background. (How to encourage your child to drink water with WUBL - Letters to my Daughter)

Collaborative post I never thought I would have to try so hard to encourage my child to drink water instead of juice. I had such good intentions when she was born to never give her juice and make water her staple drink. If she doesn’t drink anything else, she won’t miss it…I thought. Then she started having a little sip … Read More

5 reasons why it’s OK for parenting not to come naturally

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Header image: A blue toned sketch-style close up portrait of a woman with her hand on her temple (5 reasons why it's OK for parenting not to come naturally - Letters to my Daughter)

It’s something we take for granted before we have children – that we’ll take to motherhood like the proverbial duck to water. But it doesn’t always work that way, and you know what? …it’s OK for parenting not to come naturally. I recently overheard a new mum say she thought becoming a parent would be the most natural thing in … Read More