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The retraction: Only one bun now, but happy all the same.

Sorry for the kerfuffle, people, but it seems my uterine capacity is strictly limited to one. So here’s the retraction I flagged earlier, now that gestational sacks B and C decided to pack up shop and call it a day. It seems I’m only growing only one mini-human. One healthy, happily tucked-away, grape-sized human. Once again […]

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Sexual assault and why the culture of disbelief must end

A man cannot be a paedophile when he has a partner his own age. I like to think this statement is a true as “kale smoothies taste extra good when you add chia seeds and turmeric” or “Ryan Gosling is an ugly, bigoted jerk”. And yet that was the sentiment of my high school principal […]

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An open letter to friends who are dealing with infertility, miscarriage and other related shittiness

Karma can be a feckless, half-wit c*** sometimes. Not the righteous entity that scrapes the car of the arsehole who stole your parking space, nor the bringer of good fortune to those who have given selflessly, time and time again. Sometimes it’s just a jerk in a bar, calling you an ugly slut for ignoring […]

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So I became the type of mum who talks about poo…

SHIT! Literally. Somehow, I became one of those mums who talks about it. Sure, we’ve all seen it, accidentally got it on our hands, wiped it off God knows how many surfaces… but talking about it? With other adults? Really? I can assure you I’m no stranger to parental insanity – mostly of the sleep-deprived, put-the-kettle-in-the-cupboard […]

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The Overshare: My vagina is great – thanks for asking!

For something that has lips, vaginas don’t say an awful much. They’re sort of like camels (without the spitting – or the funky stench). Pink camels…who occasionally suffer from alopecia. They don’t have a voice but, you know, they’re kinda important. And they generally matter to us lady-folk, yeah? So why aren’t we talking about […]

Parenting

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Motherhood: The milestone I wasn’t expecting…

“I don’t EVEN love you, Mummy!” I’ve been in the dog house with my three-year-old this week, you see. She shouted at me with clenched fists, mouth set in an indignant pout. We’d clearly had a falling out of Nicole Richie-Lindsay Lohan proportions, and apparently I was to blame. “You can’t EVEN do this! I […]

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Childbirth

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The Overshare: My vagina is great – thanks for asking!

For something that has lips, vaginas don’t say an awful much. They’re sort of like camels (without the spitting – or the funky stench). Pink camels…who occasionally suffer from alopecia. They don’t have a voice but, you know, they’re kinda important. And they generally matter to us lady-folk, yeah? So why aren’t we talking about […]

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Feminism

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Rape culture, domestic violence, slut shaming: these women are fighting back in a powerful way.

  You are not owed my body. Sexuality is a spectrum. Rape is not a blessing in disguise. Feminine ≠ dumb. Sexual ≠ slut. Strong ≠ bitch.   The messages are as raw as the bare flesh they’re written on. They speak of strength, hope and courage – of a world where women’s rights are being sabotaged and […]

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Birthday Parties!

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Rainbow Birthday Party

Every day is a rainbow in our household – or so my eldest daughter tells me (my opinion of this varies day-to-day). And so, part two of our birthday season was celebrated in a kaleidoscope of colours. Here it is: INVITATIONS RAINBOW PINATA CAKE This rainbow-shaped pinata cake was a hit with my daughter. I found the […]

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