• EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    TO MY ALCOHOLIC FATHER, (WHO DIED WHILE I WAS GIVING BIRTH)

    Life is mad isn't it? The older I get the more I know that to be true. Where I once thought that happiness was a place you aimed for, I now 'get' that more likely there are sad times tinged with joy and good times with more complex or tricky bits thrown in. This list by Megan Ace is testament to the highs and lows sometimes colliding at once, in this case the death who her Father on the day her son was born.…

  • BODY IMAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    SWITCHING TO REUSABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS

    Before using a menstrual cup I was very weirded out by menstrual cups, then when my periods returned after having my third kid I decided to give them a whirl and have since become one of those people who spends their time trying 'convert' people to using them. Imagine my joy when Kiera of @mamadesigns came forward to write this list about the fact she has branched out into reusable period products (and why she loves them).…

  • EMOTIONAL, MUST READ

    GRIEVING MY FATHER

    Grief is the most complex of things to navigate, my experience of it is that it rarely follows a set path, in fact part of what makes it so difficult is that it is full of twists and turns. One moment you feel like you are finding a way to live with it, the next it feels like an enormous weight you will never shift. Here  Afua Adom  bravely shares an account of  grieving her Dad:…

  • LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    MY HUSBAND HAD AN AFFAIR

    What would you do if your partner had an affair? Gameover? Or something that you can work through? Maybe you have an idea in your head of what fall-out would be? And perhaps this the reality would be different. A thought-provoking piece from an anonymous writer.…