What does it mean to LOOK like a boy?

“If you’re so into gender neutral everything, then why do you care if people call your children girls or boys?” Is probably what you’re thinking if you’re reading this and know my stance on gender neutral parenting (HINT: it’s a good thing). So what does gender neutral parenting mean to me? Some wrongly assume it means forcing your child to become the opposite gender to … Continue reading What does it mean to LOOK like a boy?

International Women’s Day, Gender Disappointment and Bringing up Boys to be Feminists

I remember at my 20week anomaly scan the sonography struggled to determine the sex of the baby. I laughed to myself as it didn’t matter, in my mind I was having a little girl. I was one of three girls, my mother was one of three as well and my partner at the time was surrounded by sisters. It was inevitable. I couldn’t wait for … Continue reading International Women’s Day, Gender Disappointment and Bringing up Boys to be Feminists

No, I’m not the nanny

Dear Stranger, This is an open letter to everybody, in particular the ignorant, inconsiderate and insensitive individuals I’ve had the misfortune to encounter. Most parents have had that horror movie experience when you awake suddenly at 2am to find a small person barely inches from your face, watching you sleep. That happened to me me not too long ago, however this face was tear-streaked and … Continue reading No, I’m not the nanny

The boys in blue…purple, green and yellow too

I often get told I have gorgeous girls, I’m asked how old they are as strangers gush over their long hair, colourful clothing and love for each other. I usually state ‘they’re both boys’ more times than I can count on both hands, once a day. I’m going to leave the reason my boys have long hair for another post, this one is about clothing. … Continue reading The boys in blue…purple, green and yellow too

When is a disability, not a disability?

When it’s invisible. W arrived into the world with a cry, and then he stopped breathing. His heart stopped, it took the team 3 minutes to resuscitate him and his APGAR score at birth was 3. Barely past 28 weeks gestation, no reason other than spontaneous labour for his early arrival. Nobody knew what the future held for him, and how long that future was; an hour, … Continue reading When is a disability, not a disability?