From the front lines of the gender divide in Toyland, I bring you this new report.
Recently, I wanted to order some personalized puzzles for BabyBoy and BabyGirl. There are several companies out there which will make a puzzle out of the letters of your child’s name, which I thought was both cute and mildly educational. Continue reading
Blame it on society, guilt or some weird conspiracy to keep women in their place (!)….but there’s no denying that there is a pervasive concept that motherhood is somehow all-fulfilling for women, and that a ‘good mom’ is one who sacrifices herself, her time, her health, her being for her kids.
(Ever hear that about fatherhood? But I digress.)
But, and I cannot stress this too strongly, that is a myth. Continue reading
Over the past year I shifted my post-pregnancy weight. Quite dramatically apparently – everyone comments on it.
And these does two things. Continue reading
It’s one of the most pivotal things you can model for your children – if you want them to love their bodies, you’ve got to love your own.
At least in front of your kids.
I hope you can see this photo clearly enough. It shows a doctor’s set and a hairstylist’s set.
No prizes for guessing which is blue and which is pink.
Sometimes, this will pop up in your newsfeed on Facebook. Sometimes it’ll be a message from a friend telling you how over-the-moon they are. ‘Oh, I just can’t imagine (or remember) my life without children.’
Are you kidding me???
Today afterninemonths hosts a guest post from Multiple Mama with ‘A Day in the Life of a Expat Twin Mum in Hong Kong’.
It’s 6.30am and squeals of laughter are coming through the baby monitor that’s on the nightstand. Not that the monitor is totally necessary given the lack of sound insulation in Hong Kong apartments. Multiple Mama’s boy/girl twins are awake and playing peekaboo with each other through the bars of their cots. Another day in the life of a multiple mummy in Hong Kong begins. Continue reading