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I have been commissioned to write articles for magazines on a range of topics. I also write about various aspects of parenting, often sparked by something I have read for example, my piece in The Guardian. Plenty is written and said about motherhood, but not always by the mothers themselves. It is more likely that their thoughts are recorded retrospectively, if at all. Some of these can be seen here Mothers Uncovered.

My petition on the new work requirements for parents on universal credit

I’m the founder of Mothers Uncovered, a peer-led organisation that supports mothers in matrescence. I set up a petition in April, when I heard  there were changes planned for universal credit in the autumn. Parents were required to work 16 [...]

A letter to the health professional: Beware the mum who says she’s ‘fine’

In 2004 I was that mum. I wanted my child so much and had planned everything. For the birth. Beyond that, I hadn’t wanted to tempt fate. Like many women, I didn’t quite believe the baby would exist. When he [...]

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