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motherhood

On Not Censoring Breastfeeding

I had no idea when I had my son that I’d carry on breastfeeding for 2.5 years. Sometimes, especially when I say it out loud, like that – two and a half years – I can’t believe we’ve lasted that long.…

May 13, 2018
motherhood

2

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
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travel

Our Weekend Wanders: Reawick beach

Living somewhere like Shetland can be difficult. Having grown up here, I never thought I would settle at home. It felt too small, too parochial, the weather and long dark winters drove me insane and I often felt bored, frustrated with the lack of…

July 7, 2017
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life

Life hacks

TIME. When did it become such a precious commodity? I don’t know what is happening in my life right now (ok, a toddler is happening in my life right now) but I just feel as though I never have any time to do anything.…

March 16, 2017
18 months
motherhood

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
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motherhood

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
motherhood

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