‘Mummy, I’m going to miss Whizzy.’ ‘Who is Whizzy?’ ‘My pet.’ ‘I see. Is it an imaginary pet or a real one?’ ‘A real one.’ Me, virtually scratching my head and thinking that the only pets she’s got are a corn snake called Sienna and a cat that belongs more to the neighbours than to … Continue reading School run conversations
children may be those innocent beings you want them to be at that age, and they have no experience of real life, but they can read, they have their brains and they are real persons. They think, they analyse, they trust. Their brains don’t just wait until they reach the age acceptable to an adult before they can form an opinion or learn about sex, consent and how a relationship should work. So the earlier they learn this, the better!
The last weekend was full on. We had swimming, horse riding, gymnastics, a running race, adventure park and more. And the daddy was away, running up ad down Snowdon and jumping off the cliffs. I was a bit jealous as I’d absolutely love to do it, but then – I am not as fit as … Continue reading Perpetuating gender stereotypes in the playground
Sometimes I have enough. I get down and I want to curl up under the duvet and not talk to anybody for a month. ‘wow, your shoes are bright!’ – when I wore a pair of Irregular Choice shoes to the office. ‘ Would you like me to get you a pair? They do them … Continue reading Everyday abuse- not only about naked dick photos
‘Mummy, I get very angry when people at school and at gymnastics call me cute. I am NOT CUTE! Why do they have to call me that?!’ I asked what cute meant and she said ‘nice, lovely, pretty’. She didn’t want to be defined just by those words. We thought about it for a while … Continue reading Why even a 5 year old can see that referring to a child as ‘cute’ is not right!
I got a response from My daughter’s teacher the other day. If you remember my last post, it was about 2 boys having a go at V. when she announced that her and her best friend (also a girl) were going to get married when they were old enough. If I ever felt even a … Continue reading #RainbowFriday and why I love my daughter’s school
I would like to live in a world where we do not accept differences just because it’s politically correct. Where we do not joke about people’s looks, sexual orientation, race, religion just because we may get reported to the HR or because someone can get upset. I would love to live in a world where … Continue reading I would like to live in a fully inclusive world…
I sometimes feel like I have failed. As a mum, a friend, a human being. I think ‘sometimes’ is an understatement, but I am trying to keep this feeling at bay, on a short leash. I usually overthink and see it consume me. Social media is full of people saying they had to have a … Continue reading It’s OK not to be OK
I can't believe I haven't written for the whole month. Saying that, a lot has been happening in my life and one of the latest additions to our family is yet still to be named 😉 - We got a new car on the weekend. When I say new, it’s new to us. I have always wanted to … Continue reading Vroooommm
Do you remember what you did last weekend? I always have a problem with remembering what I did then on Monday mornings – you know those awkward moments at the tea-point, where you meet your colleagues and courtesy requires asking about each other’s weekends? I always have 3 options – 1. I don’t remember and … Continue reading Pretty Muddy Race for Life 2018