Category Short notes on

Short notes on shopping and nostalgia.

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Short notes on being a (unfulfilled) working mother.

Short notes on the power of the mammy blogger.

Out of sheer boredom, just over a year ago I started a parenting blog and in doing so I started to connect with other bloggers, other mothers. I connected with people I never would have otherwise met “in the real world” and immediately felt welcome and understood.

Short notes on identity and ambition.

Questions I ponder on sleepless nights and long days: What do I want to do?  Who do I want to be? Who am I? What’s the point? How can I make money?

Short notes on reading and why I do it.

I like to read. I read greedily. I inhale books. I skim over sentences and miss out words in a bid to consume to the story quickly and completely. 

Short notes on catcalling, and how, yes, it is a big deal actually.

An Irish newspaper published some thoughts from the mind of a middle aged man this week on the issue of wolf whistling and cat calling.

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 […]