Religion. It’s 2017 and we’re still telling our imaginary friend that we’re not worthy of him, that we’d die for him, that our children are born imperfect (sometimes to the point of mutilation at birth) and need his help. Seriously, what’s wrong with us?! It’s a long one this (there’s a vicar joke in there somewhere).
I tweeted something earlier this year about smoking when pregnant. The tweet both garnered support and ruffled some tobacco-stained feathers. It was inflammatory and accusing, as you’d expect, but it kicked off a debate and that’s always a good thing. It opened my mind, to an extent, but I don’t think my opinion has changed on the matter. Continue reading “Smoking when pregnant – is it ever ok?”
I was never bullied at school, but I was never one of the popular kids either, I was in that happy medium that required the least effort – I could just go by unnoticed if I wanted to. I was right where I wanted to be. No matter what position you held in the shitstorm of a school social-rank though, there was one question in January you could never avoid: “What did you get for Christmas?”. Continue reading “Why I dreaded starting the school term after Christmas”
Up until this week, my morning routine was manageable, just about. It was realistic – by no means easy – but I was aware that some people had it worse than I did. I didn’t complain. Kate’s just landed a new job, though, and it’s completely pissed on my chips, routine-wise. Continue reading “My morning routine just got harder”
Everyone loves newborn babies – they’re cute, they don’t chat shit and you can always find them right where you left them. For some reason though, people see a newborn baby and automatically assume they have the right to put their hands out and touch baby’s face! Why?! Continue reading “Do not touch my baby’s face!”
Pregnancy is the wrecking ball that obliterates both the internal structures of a woman and the foundations of both of our dignity. I started this blog with a view to being intolerably honest, and I feel I’ve not done this ethos justice if I skip this part. Here are the top five undignified moments of parenthood that we’ve endured.
Friends are for life, not just prepartum
Friendships shift and change at different stages of life. We make childhood friends, then we start school and make new friends. Some friendships stick with us for years while others are discarded at the drop of a hat. Some friendships make it through the tough times and survive and they’re the unchanging constant in the equation of a turbulent timeline. That is, at least, until you have a child… Continue reading “Social life after becoming a parent”
Breastfeeding is heavily championed by parenting groups and medical professionals. It’s a subject of huge controversy and I’ve seen close friends at each other’s throats discussing it. Breastfeeding is up there with religion when it comes to causing arguments and woe betide anyone who uses the internet to discuss it. Well buckle up folks, I’m opinionated and brazen enough to say what I think on the matter, from public breast feeding to the use of formula… Continue reading “Breastfeeding: Breast is best, but don’t be a tit about it!”
What the hell did I just watch? I started The Walking Dead Season 7 debut episode feeling morbidly excited and saying “ooh I wonder who it is that got killed?”. By the time the credits had rolled I felt sick, shocked and I had that fight-or-flight response I very rarely get. I blame fatherhood for making me such a wreck with things like this now. Anyway, here are my thoughts on it…***SPOILER ALERT. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 7 EPISODE 1*** Continue reading “The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 1 review”
A lot of things piss me off. More than average I’d say, so I’ve decided to make a section just for them topics. Miserable? Yes – but don’t judge me just yet, see how many you can relate to first! First up, I hate shaving. Continue reading “Annoyance 1: Four reasons why I hate shaving”