The Martyr Mother

Everyone is familiar with the Martyr Mummy; the ones who do everything for their kids. Who put them first. Who go without so that their kids can benefit. Who believe that their children are the number one priority in everything. Oh no. Sorry. That’s most mothers. I think most normal (if such a word is […]

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Too Posh to Clean?

I heard something on TV very briefly the other week about it being ‘common’ (what a word) to obsessively keep your house clean. I suppose this stems from the days of the lower classes being ‘the help’ and then maintaining those standards at home, along with the sampler phrases of ‘cleanliness is next to Godliness’. […]

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White Lies

Is it always wrong to tell a lie? I remember when I was growing up that my Mum said sometimes it was ok to tell a ‘white’ lie, you know, the one where you tell a lie to be polite, like saying dinner at a friend’s house was delicious, when in fact you would have […]

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Running Weirds

So I‘ve been on my running journey for about eight months now. Some weeks are better than others. I have definitely made progress; I can manage 7 miles now (whoop), and I haven’t been pushing myself as hard as I could, so I’m optimistic about what I may be able to achieve. But I’ve figured […]

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Can a Feminist be a SAHM?

Can a SAHM be a feminist? Yes. Are there feminists out there who think you can’t be a feminist and a SAHM? Yes. Let’s get this straight. Feminism is about promoting women’s rights to achieve equality. Equal pay. Equal opportunities. Equality. It is not about making women superior. A misconception which damages the feminist cause […]

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Jumping in Muddy Puddles

  I can quite clearly remember lots of ‘messy-play’ from when I was little, though I think it was just called ‘being a kid’ back in the eighties. We were always doing play-doh, or we were jumping about in leaves or drawing on the drive with chalk, and I loved it. I didn’t realise how […]

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Facade or Fakery?

  Our personas are so controlled on social media, we can truly present the best, most glamorous, funniest side of ourselves. Is it wrong? Does it matter? I recently met someone who I had only seen on social media. On a normal day, without the perfectly coiffed hair and precision applied make-up, and the flattering […]

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