parenting


I’m Not A Naughty Boy

I don’t usually write a post and then agonise over whether to publish it or not. Normally I write, hit “Publish” or “Schedule” and don’t really think about it again. The only exception has been the post I wrote about miscarriage for the Huffington Post, which sat in my Drafts […]


Armchair Experts: Parenting Edition

This is a follow-on from yesterday’s blog post, where I asked whether children should be seen and not heard. The post was inspired by a Mumsnet thread (sadly now deleted) in which a pregnant woman was telling us how we were raising our children all wrong, and how her child would […]


The Next Step: Nursery Applications

Deep breath. Big girl pants on. It’s time. When I found out I was pregnant with SB, I never pictured this stage. I could imagine a baby; maybe even stretch to imagining a toddler, but I could never picture us as parents to a pre-schooler. That’s where we’re at, though. […]


My Online Friends Make Me A Better Mum

I have online friends. Normally when I say that, it elicits one of two responses. People either do that weird sucking-air-through-their-teeth reaction (‘Online friends? But they could be an axe murderer/sexual predator/loner living in his mum’s basement!’), or they snort and smirk and write you off as a weirdo who […]


Supporting Parents In Higher Education

This is part of my series on what we can do to support young parents in the UK to realise their full potential and put an end to stigma. For the rest of the series, click here.  A common misconception about young parents is that they lack ambition. One of […]