Tag Archives: Parenting

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.

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.

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 ?

Raising Feminists #1

February 15th saw the first motherhub event take place in the Workman’s Club in Dublin. On the panel  to discuss ‘Raising Feminists’ were Roisin Ingle (Irish Times), Senator Lynn Ruane, Dr Marie Moran (UCD Equality Studies) and Melanie Lynch (Herstory founder).

The Martyred Mother Myth

Are you the mother who always puts herself last? Who tends to everyone else’s needs before your own? You are? Well, stop it.

Be the Change You Want to See – Or, Why Did I Get My Son Baptised?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 6 Quotes to live by. 

10 lessons learned after an ASD diagnosis

To Homework or Not To Homework