Doug at hosp with Buster
By Steph
Jun 27th, 2014

Another person I love had their world rocked by cancer recently.

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7daysdinner
By Steph
Jun 11th, 2014

This post – proposing #7daysofreality – is over on The Telegraph’s ‘Mother Tongue’ site here

#100happydays took off at a time when I was feeling a bit miserable. When you’re feeling like that, the reality is that seeing glossy pictures of people sharing their happiness can make you feel even more isolated. Shortly after Jess, a school friend, posted that she thought it was really important to count our blessings but asked ‘How reassuring would it be to see people’s real lives rather than the rose-tinted version we normally see on Facebook?’. It got me questioning whether maybe other people would prefer a dose of reality.

Please have a read, comment and share, and of course upload your #7daysofreality

(and yes I am mortified by the picture of the kids leftovers that I left out for my husband’s dinner)

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Cliff summer holiday
By Steph
May 25th, 2014

Nothing demonstrates with quite such clarity the difference in your world, and that you are no longer the centre of it, as going on holiday after you’ve had a baby.

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woman reading nomoredirtylooks.com
By Steph
May 12th, 2014

I feel a little terrified of writing about Feminism. I haven’t read tonnes of feminist literature. I don’t understand all the different views, and I can’t explain the feminist theory behind all those different views.

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woman writing letter
By Steph
May 4th, 2014

If a friend has previously holidayed somewhere you’ve booked to go to, you’d fully expect them to give you their thoughts on how to make the best of it – places to go, where to eat and what to avoid.

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Hi Honey i'm home
By Steph
Apr 25th, 2014

If new mums are often angry, how are the men faring in this? Is it a bed of roses for them…?

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2 empty toilet roll
By Steph
Apr 11th, 2014

When you’re pregnant, advice is pointed at you from every direction and the phrase ‘things change you know’ is used a lot by people nodding sagely at you.

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Washing line london olympics
By Steph
Apr 5th, 2014

Nearly every woman I know has some physical ‘thing’ that has caused anxiety since her teenage years, however ridiculous or unimportant it might sound to someone else.

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All-bran www.jeobox.com
By Steph
Mar 28th, 2014

Mother’s Day – one of the annual events where we hope to get a lie in, breakfast in bed or maybe lunch out and for someone to tell us how bloody marvellous we are, reassuring us that our efforts are appreciated. (more…)

small nomakeupselfie
By Steph
Mar 21st, 2014

Yesterday morning I woke up to a Facebook page scattered with ‘no make up selfies’. In case you’ve missed it, the premise is that a woman takes a selfie without any make up, posts it on social media, nominates other women to do it and donates money to a cancer charity. (more…)