Monthly Archives: October 2011

Uber-mums and social climbers

Lot of airwave chatter about at the moment about primary school playground politics – the mums. (Woman’s Hour, today and yesterday.) Or maybe – no doubt – it’s just my oversensitive antennae picking up on it, being a playground newbie … Continue reading

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Most beautiful baby ever

It must be hormonal, this certainty from birth that ours is the most beautiful baby ever born, that all the others, in the post-natal ward, or born to the ante-natal peer group, are just pale imitations of his or her … Continue reading

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Me first, the rest nowhere

Parents – we’re such hypocrites. On the one hand we quickly become expert at parroting consolatory mantras such as “Every child develops at its own pace!” and “they’ll all make it in the end!” when it comes to crawling, walking, … Continue reading

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Pure feminist rage

Why did we care so much about Amanda Knox? Clearly it’s not only me – on my browser, on the news websites I visit regularly, stories about her featured regularly in the top five most read. It was a bit … Continue reading

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