Reasons I’m struggling to blog right now

You may have noticed that things have slowed down around here. Or you may not, since – as is the way of social media – when one channel falls silent there are lots out there still switched on with lots to say. It’s a little inane to blog about blogging, kind of like someone having a sulk about how social media is ruining our lives – in a Facebook status. Yet sometimes, the only way to get through the block is to talk about it. And even if you don’t blog, there may be something here you can identify with.…

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Introducing the Baby Led Weaning Carnival

The health visitor came for a routine visit. I agonised beforehand about certain choices we’d made that we’re bound to be contentious, especially bed sharing and baby led weaning. Maybe she’d surprise me but I made up my mind to be suitably vague. I just didn’t want to get into it, you know? I keep thinking now that I should have. HV: How many times a day does she feed? Me: Oh, it varies. HV: She should be eating more solids by now and demanding less of you. Me: Mmhmm. Really, though, why didn’t I say what I was thinking…

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Why did you have a child?

A safe place grew inside of us. It expanded with laughter, with healing, with minutes and days. I slipped my hand in to try to make sense of it, passing my fingers along the grooves in its walls. They were hard like marble but surprisingly warm. In fact, I found words etched there in blood-hot stone, inarticulate – an entire language without a name. I withdrew my hand in fear and shocked longing. Suddenly it seemed a much larger space. Without full understanding, I had felt an echo inside there vibrate. It whispered eyes, balance and creativity. It screamed beauty…

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Nominate me for a MAD blog award

I started this blog back in November with a post about what I should call my fetus. It was strange time.

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