Growing up, I only had one grandmother. My mother’s mum had died before I was born. Over the years, I learned that it was because of Cervical Cancer. She had been diagnosed when she was 30, purely by chance as she had been bleeding during her 6th pregnancy. Until that point, she had never had… Continue reading Smear Testing: Why I Support #TheSmearCampaign
Recently, I got opinionated on LinkedIn. This is very unlike me, as I usually try to tread a careful line not to insult anybody. As a rule, generally I only post links to articles I have published. But, a friend had been posting tips on improving engagement, so I thought I would give it a… Continue reading ‘Mumpreneur’ – Why I Don’t Like Phrases Which Specify Gender
As a woman, the story hit home in a way that was familiar. As a mother, it reignited fears for the safety of my daughters. I am the mother of two daughters
I have to take a minute to be honest. Despite being a parent for more than 16 years now, I can honestly say that I am just as clueless as I was the first time
To me, reading is as vital as breathing. I am one of those people who is more likely to pack a holiday suitcase with books than bikinis.
I miss sleep! I have been a parent now for a little over 16 years and I would estimate that I have spent approximately 95% of that time wandering around in an exhausted haze. In fact, I appear to have become some sort of semi-functioning zombie. As mothers, we are all warned about the early… Continue reading Sleep? What’s that?
Wouldn’t it be great if we could go back in time and offer ourselves some insight into what was to come? I have been thinking and reflecting a lot recently, so I decided to write myself a letter filled with the things I wish I had known when I was 17. The 17-year-old version… Continue reading Things I Wish I Could Say to 17-Year-Old Me
Basic life skills such as cooking, budgeting and working a washing machine are listed by young adults as things they wish they knew…
I was 16 years and 3 months old when I found out I was pregnant for the first time. At the time, my home life was pretty unstable. My parents had separated 6 months before, the next sibling down from me (there were 6 of us at the time) was in foster care and I… Continue reading Becoming a teen mum
I realised the other day that I have been happily typing away on here for a while now but I still haven’t really told you anything about me or why I decided to share my world. So, here it is, a bit about me to introduce myself. My name is Kim. I grew up, in… Continue reading A bit about me