"I'm sorry but we are looking for someone with less personal commitments" In my real life I'm a freelance Consultant and this is just one of the recent responses I've had in looking for another contract to work alongside my current one. With Miss MIP being settled at school I'm looking to pick up another … Continue reading It’s time to be more flexible
We are seeing floods of #metoo stories across social media - the hashtag is being used to give a sense of the sheer number of people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted. I use people instead of women very specifically because it would be a huge mistake to assume this is just happening to … Continue reading #metoo
I need to head this up with this point of clarification - I am not pregnant, I have no intentions of being pregnant and this isn't any form of announcement that I am pregnant. Got it? All clear? That being said I was chatting to someone recently who is in the early stages of pregnancy … Continue reading 12 weeks? No thanks…..
I will not be afraid. I will be proud of the people who ran to help, I will be proud of the police who reacted instantly despite a colleague being attacked, I'll be proud of the ambulance, fire crews and security services who helped when people needed them. I'll be so proud of the people … Continue reading I will not be afraid.
Today I am mostly very proud of my husband. Last year we registered as donors with Delete Blood Cancer who match people with blood cancer like leukaemia and lymphoma with donor matches. Around 2000 people in the U.K. are registered and less than 1% of those registered will ever be a match. Turns out Mr … Continue reading How to save a life……
I'm annoyed again this week and once again it's the fault of perfect bloody parents. I am an avid conservationist and I was hugely saddened to hear the news about Haracombe the 17 year old silver back gorilla who was shot in Cincinnati this week. I was sad that this glorious animal had lost his life … Continue reading Parents aren’t perfect
I recently ran a car seat Q&A on my Facebook page. The world of car seats is such a confusing place to be and in my experience it is also a world full of guilt. When we brought our daughters car seat we got the best our budget could stretch to but like many parents … Continue reading The Car Seat Geek
I woke you up last night. I'm not even sorry. I checked on you before I went to bed and I couldn't help but take longer than usual to do that. I came into your room, sat on your bed and brushed the hair out of your face. I looked at your lashes on your … Continue reading I woke you up but I’m not sorry
You have a problem and it's a problem the whole world can see. Our hearts are breaking for you because you have a problem. You know you have a problem when your children aren't safe going to school. You know you have a problem when you can't be sure you'll be safe going to a … Continue reading Dear America……
This week Women's Running magazine had this lovely front cover. Now don't get me wrong - it was lovely to see a woman on the front of a magazine that looked more like me than they usually do and I applaud Women's Running for showing a diverse selection of women running. My problem was with … Continue reading What Makes a ‘Real’ Woman?