I Had Anorexia And I Am Terrified My Daughter Will Inherit The Disorder

I cringe when I hear other parents complain about their "little fatties" and how their children will just "gobble everything up". Lucky you, I think. I hope they retain that same reckless enjoyment when it comes to food forever. As for my three-year-old... well, we like to joke that she has the diet of a…

Growing Older Is Actually Wonderful. Here’s Why…

A few days ago I turned 33. I feel like the natural inclination when it comes to acknowledging birthdays as an adult is to recoil in horror. "Oh my god I'm so oooold" Or "Please, I don't even want to think about it" Why? Why are we like this? Life Is So Damn Precious Last…

Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Mum Two Years Ago

And just like that she's two. Over the weekend we celebrated my daughter's second birthday. It was an event filled with a myriad of emotions. Elation, joy, relief, excitement and stress. She was two. TWO! We had made it, well... kind of. For the past two years my husband and I have managed to nurture…

Mums Need To Stop Apologising For Needing ‘Me Time’

It's one of the most-oft recited lines in every new mother's repertoire: I never get anymore me time.  Heck, I know if I don't expressly say it I'm at least thinking it around 5000,0000 times a day. When mums talk me time they're not talking about anything spectacular (although an all-expenses paid trip to Paris would be…

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…