Author Archives: themotherhub

Complaining about Motherhood is a Feminist act.

Surprise, surprise the Daily Mail published a horribly misogynistic article slamming a number of parenting bloggers who choose to be honest, and possibly a little tongue in cheek, about motherhood as they experience it.

Religion, religion everywhere and not a nun in sight.

If you live in a secular state, and you’re not religious, you probably don’t think about God and the Church and nuns all that much. In Ireland, we think about them all the time. Whether we like it or not.

Please like me, I am nice.

I guess you could say I’m a people pleaser. I don’t like confrontation. I’ll take the easy road. It’s always been important to me to feel liked. Should it be?

Bravery and Solace: Telling Stories 

I want to talk about telling stories. I want to talk about the people who have to share their rawest moments, in order to be believed, or trusted, or given what is rightfully theirs.

Belated life lessons of a thirty-something.

This last year has been a great time for my ‘personal growth.’ I do feel a bit gross saying that but there it is.

Fathers & Feminism: Daddy Pig and Leaning Out

Feminism, at its core, is about equality. In patriarchal society women have been , and are, at a disadvantage. How does this society also disadvantage fathers?

Honest Parenting and Overwhelming Normality

Before this blog turned into a big ol’ feminist party, it started off as a place for me to complain about how hard it is being a mother, but the two things aren’t completely unrelated.

Raising Feminists #2 – Mothers, Sons and Fathers

At our first Raising Feminists panel, the conversation organically turned to the raising of feminist daughters. But boys need feminism too.

Understanding Autism – Is it possible?

I haven’t written about Autism for a while. To be honest, I felt a bit of a fraud, because my son has taken such great strides this year.

The Replacement – and the case for mandatory paternity leave.

I caught up on new BBC Drama The Replacement at the weekend, a show about what happens when you’re a successful career woman who goes off on maternity leave, to be replaced by a super smart , wildly enthusiastic and, possibly slightly psychotic, newcomer.

Femininity vs Feminism (and when hair has a gender).

Is it possible to be a feminine Feminist? Is it possible to love pink and princess dresses and still demand gender equality? Er, yes of course it is.

Stressed Parenting/Gentle Parenting

Modern day parenting is often characterised by its stressful nature. Everyone is busy, not least of all the kids with their highly schedulised extra curricular activities. We all get stressed, we all get a little shouty. It’s sad , it’s tough, it’s inevitable. Isn’t it ?