For Women Who Happen To Be Parents


Maia Dunphy naively thought working from home once she had a baby would be easy. She was wrong…

May 31, 2016

All You Need To Know About Placenta Lasagne

Coleen Rooney was back in the papers last week with her latest post-pregnancy update. Now this may be a contentious topic for some, because we’re talking about placenta munching. But for those of you who might be faint of heart, fear not; Coleen didn’t serve it up with fava beans […]
May 26, 2016

The Truth About Pureed Paw-Paw And Kale Chips

I’m so excited by the buzz The M Word has generated so far. It’s reassuring to know my random thoughts and mild panics at 4am are not exclusive to me. But there have been a few newspaper headlines (well, somewhere around page 17 mostly), that have made me frown a little. […]
May 23, 2016

Then. And now.

Childhood. How did we survive? Maia
May 19, 2016

Finding A Balance

It ain’t easy. Maia
May 17, 2016

That First Time You Enter The Maternity Ward, For Real

Let me just set out my stall — I think midwives and nurses are extraordinary people who should be paid the same as boom-time property magnates (although if that were the case, they’d probably all be living off-shore at the moment which would be no good to us). Yes, midwives and nurses are […]
May 11, 2016

The Advice You DON’T Want When Pregnant

In the year 2015 BC (before child), I received lots of advice and tips, and even a photo of someone’s damaged vagina. Most of it I listened to, smiled and nodded begrudgingly (except for the photo which arrived by email from a colleague I had worked with ten years ago. There […]


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