Category Archives: Issues

Why I Don’t Feel Guilty For Complaining About My Kids

I complain about my children. I complain about my children often. I complain when they don’t sleep. I complain when they cry for hours on end. I complain when they create nappies that make me feel ill. Sometimes I complain … Continue reading

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Terrible Mums and Brilliant Dads

I was bemoaning Ted’s fussy eating habits this evening, as I do most evenings, and I commented that I felt like a terrible Mum, as I do most evenings, when my husband’s reply took me by surprise. Because he was … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapy

I’ve mentioned before, although not in any great detail, that I’m concerned about Ted’s speech development. I’ve swung between hugely panicked and completely in denial but I’ve always resisted doing much about it. We did decide, when we got the … Continue reading

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Bottle-feeding

I wrote this post a few weeks ago but didn’t feel ready to share it until now. It’s still hard to find the courage to press the ‘publish’ button but I think it’s important. Be gentle. When I had Ted … Continue reading

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Feeding your baby: it’s your choice

Recently the community midwives have stressed me out about the baby’s size and my blood pressure being too low and my blood pressure being too high. I hadn’t had a look at my notes for a while so I looked … Continue reading

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FYI (If You’re Raising Boys)

I woke up today and did my usual “check tweets blearily through one eye” routine only to stumble across FYI (If You’re A Teenage Girl). I know, I’m a bit late to the party. If you haven’t heard of it, … Continue reading

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Religion in education

I started writing this blog post a few weeks ago when the event actually happened but it didn’t get finished for various reasons. Better late than never! Toward the end of term a new cover teacher started at the school … Continue reading

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The vaccination debate part 2

Today I was sent this link to a YouTube video by Penn & Teller. It’s flipping brilliant and I urge you to watch it. The vaccination debate makes me so angry. Hopefully the absolute weirdos in this video will help … Continue reading

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Sex education

One of my jobs involves providing pastoral care in a college of Further Education. I’m responsible for two courses made up of around a hundred female students, two thirds of whom are under nineteen. When they were eventually brave enough … Continue reading

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The vaccination debate

Fifteen years after Andrew Wakefield’s MMR hoax Britain has been left in a dangerous position. Around 600 cases of Measles have been confirmed in Wales, and 400 of those have been in the last month. As well as the sense … Continue reading

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