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    MY EXPERIENCE AS THE CHILD OF AN ALCOHOLIC

    I recently put some questions out on Instagram exploring drinking habits of parents. Off the back of that I received an extraordinary email from Elena who shared her experience as Child of an Alcoholic (COA) as well as raising some tough but important questions about the drinking culture in this country:…

  • HEALTH, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS, MUST READ

    A TALE OF TWO ABORTIONS

    The author of today's piece wishes to remain anonymous (she explains why in the opening line), but as I said to her over email, what's remarkable about her writing is that highlights how 'common-place yet let life-altering' abortions are.…

  • EMOTIONAL, FUNNY, MUST READ

    2020 IN 10 FEELINGS

    This one comes courtesy of Sally Darby founder of @mums_like_us  who wanted to share her experience of Covid with MS (and 2 small kids). As I read on 'another-Friday-that may-as-well-have-been-a-Tuesday' I felt like she was managing to put into the words the feelings of many of us over this last year. Here it is:…

  • MOTHERHOOD, USEFUL, WORK & MONEY

    TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT MONEY

    Of all the topics that I write about, 'money' is the one that tends to elicit the strongest and more intense reaction. Add to the current economic climate and it really is a subject that is front of mind. Here Mum to three boys, Money blogger and Head of Brand at Starling Bank Rachel Kerrone offers some great advice on how to talk to kids about money: …

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    MALE EATING DISORDERS

    Having watched the Freddie Flintoff documentary about his struggle with bulimia I have been thinking about the unique challenges of male eating disorders. Thank you Connor for being so open about his ongoing recovery from his, including how it intersects with his relationship with exercise. …