Real Stories

April 19, 2018

10 Things I Never Imagined Arguing About

I think everyone understands on their wedding day that not every subsequent day will be spent gazing into each other’s eyes, thinking how the person opposite […]
April 18, 2018

The Dreaded Speculum

  Of course a man from the 1840’s designed a speculum. The design has changed little from when he tested it on slaves. How fucked up […]
April 18, 2018

My Kids Could Not Care Less About Stunning Scenery

So for the Easter break, two-weeks of school holidays we decided to book a trip to the South Island of New Zealand. We’ve been living in […]
April 17, 2018

How I Protected My Sense of Self

When you emerge from the labour ward (especially for the very first time), all battle scarred and dazed, life looks different.  Life feels different.  Life IS […]
April 17, 2018

I’m Autistic – And Pregnant

It was the most definite pink line of all and a welcome sight. I jumped like some sort of human-spring hybrid, my hands and arms flapping […]
January 8, 2018
April 15, 2018

Away With The Fairies. Literally.

Before you condemn me as an opponent to imagination and creative play, let me stop you in your indignant tracks.  I’m all for fairies and am […]
April 15, 2018

IQ, Where Are You?

Is it just me? But since becoming a mum my brain has turned to utter mush. The day we walked in the front door with our […]
April 14, 2018

Swimming Lessons Turn Parents Into Zombie Slaves

So here were are, another Friday. The Zombie Mom Apocalypse is here…More Zombie Moms arrive in groups to swimming pool car parks around the country, shuffling […]