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Rants, Reviews & Reflections
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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.


Is My Body Too Bootylicious for You, Baby…?

On the perennially explosive topic that is breastfeeding, it seems you have to declare your own experience at the outset, so that, like with much else in life, people can pigeonhole you. I'll oblige, although I don't really agree [...]

MAD, BAD MOTHER?

Is becoming a mother not how you imagined? When I gave birth to my first child, now 5, I was staggered as to how extraordinarily isolated I felt. Like many other women living in a big city, without a [...]

How to Be a Good Mother (07 January 2012)

Opening my Guardian guide this morning I read with the usual sinking sense of inevitability that 'How to be a Good Mother with Sharon Horgan' was not going to be an insightful, thoughtful documentary. Rather it was going to [...]

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 [...]

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