Tag Archives: motherhood

The Gallery 31 – Does she know it’s Christmas?

My mum is not a ‘silver surfer’ thank goodness, or I have little doubt she would be very cross with me for posting this photo for The Gallery at Stickyfingers this week. She is a highly intelligent ‘with it’ woman … Continue reading

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She wore an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny… on feminism and being mum

If you are walking around Exeter City Centre today, you may spot a slim 16-year-old girl, 5ft 9 with legs up to her armpits. She is very gorgeous. She is also wearing a very short pair of turquoise shorts with … Continue reading

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Everything changes but you…

I am sorry to disappoint anybody coming to this post hoping for a tribute to the rather wonderful Gary Barlow and his backing singers, *hears hisses and ducks missiles from Take That fans everywhere*, but this is actually a post … Continue reading

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Breasts are best, or two’s company…..

As a freelance writer it is always good news to be commissioned to write an article on a subject close to your heart. And my boobs are definitely that, literally and figuratively, so I am happily researching and writing for … Continue reading

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On Perfume – how a scent affects our identity, or the story of a ….

…murderer apparently. Not what we would normally associate with scent of course. The first thing that comes in to my mind when you say the word ‘smell’ is the response my daughter Evie aged 7 gave when asked how she liked … Continue reading

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Mental illness, motherhood and finding the real me

My name is Suzie and I have experienced mental illness. There I have said it. Not so difficult really was it? Actually, this was a difficult post to publish and for many people it is practically impossible to come out … Continue reading

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Is childhood really ‘in crisis’?

I have just read a press release published today on the Open University website linked from twitter. It is entitled Paranoid parents, media hysteria and the myth of ‘childhood in crisis’ and it refers to research conducted by Dr Mary-Jane Kehily, an expert in childhood … Continue reading

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More reflections – why we’re NOT all going on a summer holiday…

My friend Jo of Slummy single mummy fame has recently written a lovely blog entitled ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday‘ about the beginning of the school holidays, finding things to entertain her two girls and the challenges of … Continue reading

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Toy Story 3 in 3D! It’s View Master on steroids…

This is not exactly a review of the film Toy Story 3, I feel I would need to see it at least twice more to really appreciate everything that is going on and everything that is simply wonderful about it. … Continue reading

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Raspberry picking – or It never pays to turn back the clock

I have just come back from what I thought would be a lovely morning fruit picking, with my husband, daughter and her friend Harriet who is staying with us for a few days. Isn’t there something in all of us … Continue reading

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