Category Motherhood

So you think you’re a cool mom?

I worked with a guy who everytime I got my hair cut, told me it was, ‘ a real mammy hair cut.’ It really, really pissed me off.

Poetry: ” I don’t know where you got her.”

How Feminism Has Left SAHMs Behind – A Response.

This article on ‘How Feminism Has Left SAHMs Behind’ has been doing the rounds on social media the last few days, and I wanted to comment on it pretty heavily since it discusses a few things I have plenty of opinions about. Also, I’m just back off holiday and I haven’t blogged in a while […]

“I hate my knees.” Body positivity and seasonal angst.

It’s so much easier to love your body in winter. Swathed in knitted jumpers, enveloped in oversized cardigans, legs snuggled into cosy opaques. In Winter , I am happy with my body.

Things I learned at Raising Feminists #3 : Sex and Body Positivity

Talking about sex with your children , and promoting healthy body image and good self esteem aren’t the preserve of Feminist parenting. But if feminism is , at it’s core, about equality and respect for all, including oneself, then promoting these positive messages to our children is key.

Short Notes on Rejecting Likeability: A conversation with my daughter.

In her essay, ‘Dear Ijeawele, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions ‘ Chimamanda Adichie writes about the importance of teaching girls to reject likeability. It’s a concept that I’ve taken to heart, personally, as I’ve been a people pleaser all my life. Somehow believing that being liked and not rocking the boat were life’s key […]

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.

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.