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We’re more than a few weeks past your second birthday; a whole month has gone by and I’m doing a terrible job of keeping track of the things I know I’ll want to remember. So here are a few thoughts on you at 2.…

October 1, 2017
18 months
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18 Months

A few weeks ago, my little boy turned 18 months old. It seems unreal to me that he’s been around that long. That I am a year and a half into the best and most challenging job* I’ve ever had.…

March 9, 2017
C Peach illustration Soren
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Dear Soren

Writing and receiving letters is a beautiful thing. In this age of instant communication, with its dizzying variety of communication methods, we take for granted “being in touch”. A lot of the time what we communicate is throwaway, a few lines speedily tapped out, which…

February 9, 2017
baby social media
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Social media baby: the ethical dilemma

How many times have you opened social media to find you've been tagged in a photo that you wished you hadn't? I sometimes wonder how the babies of today will feel when they discover the internet. And specifically, their faces all over it.…

January 4, 2017
babywearing mother on beach
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Femumism. (Or how feminists helped me feel like a mum).

  When I got pregnant I did what I imagine most expectant parents do: dreamed up tiny toes and eyelashes, a button nose and baby-gro bum; imagined cuddly mornings and kissing a sweet downy head. All of this felt natural, to me; I couldn’t wait…

December 7, 2016
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Doing It For The Kids

The internet can be a weird place. A scary place; a place full of mean people trolling the crap out of the perfectly innocent and letting themselves loose on the comments section on the Guardian. Or worse, the Daily Mail (don’t go there. Ever.)…

November 23, 2016
toddler cool beanie hat sunny
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Confessions of a part time solo parent

I started writing this a few months ago, when my son was 10 months old and I was still grappling with the concept that I’m sort of a part time single parent and trying to figure out how to make that work. Shout out…

October 26, 2016
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Nobody Told Me, either

I recently received Hollie McNish‘s book Nobody Told Me as a birthday gift. It’s fantastic. I can’t stop reading it and I can’t stop thinking about it. If you’ve not heard of it, it’s a combination of poetry and diary style entries about Hollie’s…

October 17, 2016