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It’s been a long time since I’ve published anything here – although not a long time since I’ve written anything – and my friends have convinced me that it’s not disloyal to write about the things we’ve been experiencing. Originally … Continue reading
You may have noticed (or more likely have not) that I haven’t updated this blog for a long time, short of a few silent sundays. The reason is that I’ve gone back to work. And gone through the horribly stressful … Continue reading
When I used to dream about becoming a Mum – and I did, regularly – I had something of a romantic vision of myself as fiercely protective and tirelessly supportive. I knew it was going to be hard at times … Continue reading
Nine year old niece: what does gay mean? Me: that men can love men and women can love women. Niece: like men and women love each other? Me: Yes, and now a man can marry a man or a woman … Continue reading
In 2012 I wrote about International Women’s Day because I’d only just started to think about it and understand the significance. But I wrote that I wasn’t a feminist, found gender stereotyping in children to be acceptable and didn’t object … Continue reading
On Tuesday mornings Ted and I go to PEEP. It’s a chance for him to meet other children and experience things we might not think of at home – this week, for example, there was a kind of homemade moon … Continue reading
Last summer Ted and I reviewed the Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair for Kiddicare and absolutely loved it. It’s been in constant use since and encourages Ted to paint and play at the table independently. However, I have two boys now … Continue reading
Merry Christmas from me, Ted, Ben & BabyDaddy. See you in the new year!