Category Archives: Society

An important lesson to learn

This is one of the most important lessons I’ve learnt throughout this parenting experiment: put grumpy kids in water.

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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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Peer Support

When I had Ted I felt completely lost. I knew how to look after babies so I thought everything would be fine, but those babies weren’t my baby and I didn’t know how different it would be. I didn’t know … 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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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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Working, parenting and struggling

After I had Ted I was fortunate enough to be able to take a full year’s maternity leave. It was a struggle financially but I didn’t miss a second of his early development. I was there when he rolled over … Continue reading

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Celebrity Mums

I’ve just heard the news that Katie Price is pregnant by her new husband Kieran Hayler. I’m not sure how long this news has been in the public domain as I don’t read newspapers and my Twitter feed has remained … Continue reading

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