Here is a selection of writing – a mix of articles I’ve written for magazines, general musings and short stories. You can also go to for more

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

Playlist – The Guardian – Family section

'When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman' Dr Hook 'When you're in love with a beautiful woman, it's hard...' Later on in life I became aware of boys sniggering at the innuendo of this line, but the first [...]

No Kids Allowed (31 August 2011)

Having kids is bad for your health. That is the crux of Emma Kennedy’s piece published a few weeks ago in the Family section of The Saturday Guardian about the joys of child-free holidays. On learning that I have [...]

Mean Girls (05 November 2007)

I am in the classroom, twelve years old, cheeks burning. ‘Haven’t you started yours yet? I’ve had mine for ages.’ She laughs scornfully at my unwomanly state. My tormenter is resentful of the fact that I’ve made friends with [...]