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The First Six Weeks

I was quoted in an interview last year as comparing the sleep deprivation that comes with having a new baby to Guantanamo Bay. My heart...

The M Word: The Borrowers

Neither a borrower nor a lender be. I’m sure most of you have heard that at least once in your lives (usually from the kind of family...

The M Word: Unapologetic Tractors

I’ve lost count of the number of times baby Tom has been mistaken for a girl, despite the fact that I shamelessly don’t adhere in anyway...

The M Word: In-Laws...

Six letters, two little hyphenated words, but always one massive reaction: in-laws. The staple of many an un-pc comic’s routine for...

The M Word: Booze

Several years ago I unwittingly became a poster girl for “women and drinking”. I hadn’t intended to, but I made a document called Merlot...

The M Word: Post-Baby Bodies

In the grand scheme of things, we know the “post-baby body” rhetoric is very unimportant, but even so, how we feel about ourselves is...

The M Word: Dressing Like a Mother

Baby clothes are cute, no matter what colour, size or style. Not so Mum clothes apparently. But what even ARE Mum clothes? I thought I...

The M Word: Milestones

You’ll find as a new parent that many people will only ask you about your children. Sometimes it’s because you have nothing else in...

The M Word: Fathers' Day

Ah, Father’s Day. Invented some time in the 1980s by the people who brought us such celebrations as Children’s Dental Health Week, National

The M Word: Confidence

I’ve been thinking a lot of late (I say “a lot”, but it’s mainly just within that spare five minutes I have at 4am) about women and...

The M Word: Live & Learn

You know what’s worse than the days that go wrong as a parent? The days that almost went right. So close to perfect parenting you could...

The M Word: Splish Splash

Ah mother and baby groups. The very thought of them goes through me. Yes, it’s lovely for baby, good for Mum to have adult company and so...

The M Word: Flying With a Baby

If you’ve never flown solo with a baby and would like to know what it’s like, just put an angry cat into one of those sturdy bags for...

 
 
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