As a feminist and the mother of two girls, I’m constantly looking at my own parenting and questioning what I can do better to make sure I am bringing up strong confident women.
As a young women I had terrible problems with lack of body confidence. I don’t know why that is exactly because it’s certainly not something I learnt from my own mother. I have no memory of her dieting or weighing herself or hating on her body, but for some reason I have struggled with this a lot. Maybe it was due to growing up at the height of heroin chic – hopefully a phrase my daughters will never understand. Continue reading
Hi new mummy! It probably feels weird even hearing yourself referred to as a mummy! I’m no expert on this mummy stuff in fact I get it wrong all the time, but there are a few things that I wish someone had said to me when I was starting out and so i’m going to say them to you.
1. It doesn’t matter how your baby came out. Vaginal birth or caesarean, drugs or no drugs, home birth or hospital birth or birth in a field surrounded by singing unicorns – you still end up with the same baby. Please don’t waste your time and energy feeling like you have failed somehow if your birth didn’t go the way you had hoped.
The day I finished uni there was no doubt in my mind that I would find a job in my chosen field of photography. I applied for literally anything with the word photography anywhere in the job description regardless of my complete lack of experience I was sure that if I could get an interview I could get the job. Continue reading
Like lots of you Mum’s out there I am the mother of Sleep Thieves. If it isn’t one it’s the other, it’s teeth, coughs and nightmares. It’s me up at least 3 times a night for the last 5 years and honestly I can’t see that changing soon.
I’ve come to terms with my sleep loss, and the fact that I will probably have at least one child in my bed until they are 12, but I would really like to do something about my Mum Face. Mum Face is the term I have come up with to best describe the terrible effect that lack of sleep has on my skin. I have bags under my eyes, my skin is dull and dry on my cheeks and then weirdly greasy on my nose, and I just feel very grey and like my skin needs some TLC. Continue reading