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MOTHERHOOD

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S

    LIFE IN LOCKDOWN WITH OUR AUTISTIC SON

    I heard a great quote the other day (can't remember where, unfortunately) which said that although we are all physically divided at the moment, the shared experience of trying to navigate a pandemic means we have more in common than ever before. That said,  there a those whose current circumstance present a significantly greater challenge. To (belatedly) mark Autism Awareness Week Charlotte shares her experience of 'Life in Lockdown with her Autistic Son'.…

  • MOTHERHOOD, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THRIVING AS A SOLO PARENT

    In the opening few lines, Fleur Emery sets apart the difference between a 'single' parent and a 'solo' one. That sets the tone for the list which is a very considered reflection on raising her daughter by herself. And thriving while she is at it.…

  • MOTHERHOOD, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    PARENTING A GIFTED CHILD

    Every child is special aren’t they? On an almost weekly basis I am struck my how uniquely incredible each of mine are. But what if your kid genuinely is in a 1%, born with an exceptional high IQ? Here, Katie talks through the highs and lows of parenting her gifted son.…

  • MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S

    CRY BABY

    Here's the thing. Baby's aren't always a bundle of joy. Actually, some of them can be the opposite. It may not often be spoken about but some babies are criers. And for their parents its testing emotionally and mentally. Not least because frequently nobody can say when exactly the torturous wailing will end, something Katie Beer experience firsthand with her first child.…

  • EMOTIONAL, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    I’M NOT THE NANNY AND OTHER ASSUMPTIONS

    As a white British Women I am increasingly aware of my own privilege, and rightly so. For many subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) racism is a day to day issue, whether that be the way you are greeted at the local playgroup or even the care you receive on the labour ward. Luisa Brown sheds light on the assumptions she has encountered.…