Ode to a call-centre operator

Ode to a call-centre operator

I’ve always enjoyed poetry. When I was a child, I remember spending ages giggling over Spike Milligan poems. I still enjoy them to this day! From time to time, I like writing my own poems. Whilst I’m never going to be poet of the century, they’re a different way of writing things. They get you thinking differently and are often fun.

I’ve previously written a¬†serious poem about my breastfeeding journey coming to an end. However, today’s blog post is a light-hearted poem about a nuisance caller who rang the landline JUST as I’d finally got Autumn to go to sleep. I’m sure there’s a lot of Mums (and Dads) who can relate to this one! View Post

What to do when a friend or relative is depressed

What to do when a friend or relative is depressed

Depression. It’s a horrible word that sounds almost as sinister as the actual thing. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced depression in the past and I know many people who are afflicted by it. As we get towards the winter months, the days are shorter and vitamin D levels reduced which often results in depression. So, what should you do if someone you care about is depressed? View Post

Sunday Review: Bodyform Black Pantyliners

Sunday Review: Bodyform Black Pantyliners

A few weeks ago, one of my best friends went to Bluewater and saw the following advert for black pantyliners in a changing room:

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She took a photo of it and sent it to our Facebook messenger group. A whole conversation ensued. Why were Bodyform making black liners? It almost seemed like it was something that could be an April fool. However, it is actually a real product! View Post

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

Going back a couple of generations, looking after the home and children was very much thought of as “women’s work”. However, with the rise of stay-at-home dads and dads seeming to be more hands-on in general, I wondered what my husband’s thoughts were. He’s wonderfully hands on with Autumn and has expressed in the past that he is worried about missing her doing different things like crawling and walking for the first time. I thought I’d do a little interview with him about his thoughts on paternity leave and working, leaving his baby at home. View Post