Well. What do you know? Women who are mothers get paid even less than men. In yet another report from the Laboratories of the Blindingly Obvious, we do at least get a name for that thing that most of us knew what was happening – it’s a gender pay gap. It doesn’t mean that women […]
What’s been going on? Let me tell you… Practically perfect in every way Boy Three has been treading the boards this week with Pace and came home one afternoon to announce that he’d been cast as Bert. His accent was every bit as good as DVD’s. I know they’ve had a bit of practice, but […]
My head is very full at the moment and there are dozens of things I want to write about. I’ve already forgotten some of the most brilliant ideas and the rest are getting fuzzier. I’d like to theorise more about mental load and how to unload. I want to write poetically about what happens when […]
I see you, teenage child. With your swagger and secrets. Sticking your flag in new territories. Of course, I’m boring. Show me a mother who isn’t. It’s our gift. To you. A life solidified – a crash mat made of person. Ready for your ungrateful bounce.
As Mother’s Day looms again – I thought it was time to give this post another airing. How did your mothering go? Are you still in the midst of it, or is it mostly behind you? Were you a success today? How did you do? Were you any good? Clearly a successful parenting […]