Please Stop Asking When We’re Having Another Baby

Let me preface this post by emphatically stressing that I love, love, LOVE my daughter. I love her. I love everything about her. I worship her. She is my reason for living. But fuck me, being a first time parent is hard. Like, really hard. I've worked in live TV news and let me tell…

Did Feminism Suck All The Fun Out Of Motherhood?

I have always considered myself a feminist. Sure, I might not 'look' like one (whatever that means, but I've been told it before), but I am. Heck, let's be honest here: every woman is a feminist even if they don't realise it, because feminism in its basic, basal terms is just about women demanding equality…

Why Does My Husband Find Parenting So Easy?

A few months after giving birth I asked my husband how he thought I was doing at this whole motherhood thing. "I always knew you'd be a good mother. You're good at everything you do, you're such a perfectionist". He complimented me. He comforted me. He stroked my ego. But (me being me) I didn't…

Why Working Mum Guilt May Not Be Such A Bad Thing After All

The guilt, my god the guilt. The confidence and conviction exhibited in first-time mothers about how they will cope/react/adjust when their baby arrives can only be compared to that of a 16-year-old teenager and their approach to, well, just about everything. They pretty much know it all, okay? They've read the books. They've watched the…

Soz, But I Just Can’t Let My Baby Cry Herself To Sleep

I am tired. I am so tired that my bones ache. I am so tired that I nearly ran into a wall today, twice. I am so tired that I pumped 120mL of breast milk for my baby only to pour it down the drain. I am so tired that I end up forgetting what I'm talking about…