Taking responsibility
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Latest Charity Shop Bargains

The other day whilst heading back from a friends house, I found myself caught in the worst of the rain. It was too late for a coffee, so I took shelter in my favourite charity shop. If there is one thing guaranteed to cheer me up on a cold, wet and miserable day, it’s a bit […]

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Mental Health

On Being Normal

When people ask me what I want out of life, I say happiness. True happiness: no regrets, no sadness for the past, just pure unadulterated happiness. When I was asked this question in my teens and early twenties my answer would be different. “I want to be normal” I’d say. I’ve come a long way […]

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Mental Health

On Being Lucky

Regular readers will know by now that I’ve had a more colourful past than most. I had a dysfunctional upbringing and left home at just 15. Certain things I went through as a child lead to major bouts of depression as a young adult. I was angry at the world back then, and felt very […]

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boobies
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

The Politics of Breastfeeding

Although I exclusively breastfed both my girls and fully intend to do the same for my son, I truly believe it is every mother’s choice. I’m in the minority among my friends, around 80% of them either didn’t feed at all or didn’t feed for longer than three months, but I genuinely do not think […]

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birth story
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

The Latent Phase of Labour

A friend of mine was due with her second baby yesterday. She had a show last Tuesday (almost two weeks ago) and was told she was in the latent phase of labour. The midwife felt baby would be here that weekend, but alas she is now a day overdue and still waiting. Fortunately she has […]

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