The wave of anti-establishment sentiment that seems to be sweeping across the Western World is no doubt largely to blame for the result of the presidential election and Brexit in June.
The highs and lows of returning to work after Maternity Leave
I haven’t been to work for 292 days. Aside from the few freelance assignments I’ve taken on since Christmas, I haven’t (truly) engaged my brain for 292 days. Even seeing that in writing looks insane.
If you’re a mum (or a dad), you’ll know about the ‘drop and run’; also known as the cornerstone of successful parenthood. Until July, when my little Wilbur made his […]
Breastfeeding. The Jekyll and Hyde of motherhood. The topic that gets mums and the rest of the world – who really should mind their own business – riled up, the decision that mothers-to-be have to make not only when their baby is born, but continue to make over and over again as they grow up.
On Friday 3rd July, right around midnight, we were given a choice: my waters had broken, so we could opt for immediate induction, or return 20 hours later for induction. […]
Patience is a virtue, and it’s one that I don’t have. So as June 30th – my due date – came and went, I was not only increasingly frustrated, but […]
Firstly, an apology… It has been way too long since I last wrote. I’d envisioned spending more of my time tapping away on my keyboard in these very late stages […]
I’d be lying if I said I’ve found pregnancy easy thus far. To the contrary, I’ve really struggled at times. I’ve felt sick, I’ve felt scared, I’ve felt emotional, but mainly I’ve felt like I don’t recognise my life, or even myself sometimes. As if I woke up in October in someone else’s body and someone else’s world.
Pregnancy has a really good PR campaign.
I remember associating pregnancy with that famous ‘glow’, with excitement and blissful happiness, and with great hair and great nails on a smiling lady stroking her perfectly sized neat bump.
I was a classic fool.