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The benefits of being low-maintenance

The benefits of being low-maintenance

I looked at myself in the mirror the other day and thought, “I wonder if I need some statement eyebrows.” I had never really put much thought into my eyebrows – they’re not especially bushy or particularly thin, and besides plucking a few stray hairs, […]

Let’s stop talking about breastfeeding like it’s weird

Let’s stop talking about breastfeeding like it’s weird

I’d like to start off by saying that I’m not obsessed with boobs. Yes, I wrote about them in my last post. I hadn’t planned to write a whole boob series, okay? But I recently read two boob-related stories that filled me with rage, and […]

This is the problem with boob shirts

This is the problem with boob shirts

Last weekend I saw a teenage girl wearing a crop top that said, “I have no tits.” I thought about that shirt for the rest of the day. Why would someone wear a shirt that draws attention to body parts that people shouldn’t be staring […]

Celebrating one year of #FlexiMamas

Celebrating one year of #FlexiMamas

A year ago, I had an idea. I’d recently read that 29% of UK women drop out of the workforce after having a baby. This shocked me…and yet it didn’t. Yes, some of these women voluntarily leave work because they want to spend time with […]

Here’s the thing about travel and privilege

Here’s the thing about travel and privilege

My three-year-old has already been to eight countries. She’s also been all over Scotland, including the Outer Hebrides, Perthshire, Fife, the Borders and Argyll. This kid has seen more of the world as a toddler than I saw until I was in my 20s – […]

Should we all work four-day weeks?

Should we all work four-day weeks?

What would you do with the gift of an extra day? This question was posed by Kirsty Wark at her recent talk advocating for a four-day work week at TEDx Glasgow. She argued that working shorter weeks makes staff more productive, improves staff retention, makes […]

Why I need to start playing roller derby again

Why I need to start playing roller derby again

I caught a glimpse of myself in the gym mirror today, all sweaty and disheveled-looking in my Gotham Girls Roller Derby top, and all I could think was, damn, I miss getting knocked on my ass by strong women. Usually when I tell people that […]

When you’re no longer the favourite parent

When you’re no longer the favourite parent

I walked into my daughter’s room to wake her up. “Daddy?” she said. “No, it’s Mummy,” I said. Her face crumpled. “I WANT DADDY!” She buried her face in her pillow and threw her duvet over her head. Well, this is new, I thought. You […]