Category Archives: Feminism

This woman can…

Have you seen the new ad encouraging women to get into sport? It displays women and their wobbly bits enjoying exercise. It’s aimed at women themselves, and is based on the premise that many of us (women I mean, though … Continue reading

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Gendering the moon…

As the nights get colder, I start a quest to find E a pair of pyjamas with long sleeves. It’s  quest because the shops of Nottingham appear to be catering purely for fans of Frozen. Now let’s start with a … Continue reading

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Kiss and make up

There is a phase of parenting a girl I’m dreading. Make up. (If I’m honest, this is merely one of many phases I’m dreading but this is currently on my mind.) I’m not good with make up – I don’t … Continue reading

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Welcome to your fortieth year… *warning not for the squeamish

Wearing just a t shirt, you are trying to get dressed when you remember that you need to insert your Mooncup which is sitting downstairs in a pot of sterilising fluid, you having hastily dug it out after finding that … Continue reading

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Potty training blues (and pinks)

So, we’ve been wondering if we should start thinking about potty training. Nursery told us a few weeks ago that E had used a toilet. I think it’s just been the once. Since she’s been talking there have been comments … Continue reading

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Books I’d like my daughter to read

This article was originally published on For Books’ Sake website as part of their Mothers’ Day celebrations. This is the unedited version (they are stricter about word counts than I am.) My motherhood goal has always been to cultivate a … Continue reading

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A work-life balance

E had been grumpy all morning, I think at having been woken up, as she hasn’t yet adjusted to the clock change. This manifested itself in general clinginess, teeth cleaning difficulty and crying. Standard toddler stuff. I don’t shout at … Continue reading

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Celebrating H&M

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m not one for the pinkification of modern girlhood. Talk of girls being princesses, dressed head to toe in pink terrifies me. A little choice, that’s all I’m asking for. Choice for … Continue reading

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Woman, know thy limits…

A number conversations and news items this week have led me to think about role models. Or, more accurately, outside influences. Research has come out this week confirming what many knew to be true – women are less likely to … Continue reading

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Working my way back to you

I’m afraid we return to a previous subject for today’s blog. My apologies for the repetition but I’ve had a couple of things happen this week that made me think again about this subject. What subject? Mum-preneurs. Or, at the … Continue reading

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