Author Archives: Baby Anon

No Parent is an Island

‘How can someone who is never alone feel lonely?’   There has been much talk recently about the subject of loneliness amongst mothers, particularly new mothers. It is an important subject and one which is rightfully getting air time. After … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Disappeared

I had disappeared. And I didn’t know where I might be found. ‘I just want to feel like me again,’ I said, tearfully, two weeks into motherhood. Perhaps a wander out alone might help? But the half hour spent loitering … Continue reading

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2016: Take The Good With You

  And so it turns out that the smouldering embers of 2016 still have power to burn. That even in these dwindling days, there is still time to heap more sadness upon a brow-beaten people. The death of a beloved … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Magic of Christmas

We had become jaded, the two of us. The cost, the stress, the hassle. The overindulgence and the nauseating hangovers. The songs which jarred, the garish decorations, the embarrassing jumpers. The joy of giving, which could only be achieved via … Continue reading

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The Lies My Pregnant Self Told

      That woman…the one with the huge, protruding bump, so enormous it looks as if it will cause her to topple over. That woman, with the beatific smile and the dreamy look in her eyes. That woman, who … Continue reading

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Winter, 2016

  Darkness envelops A cloak of grey Wrapped up in shade Light pushed away.   Coldness permeates A visible chill Relentless, it has Strength to instil.   Malaise lingers An aura of gloom A sense of foreboding Of imminent doom. … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem: The Most Precious Gift of All

A few weeks ago, we had our daughter’s 12-month assessment. It was the second one she’d had, the first having taken place a month or so earlier, but concluding unsatisfactorily when our little girl was deemed to have not met … Continue reading

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Empowering Men To Be Themselves

The 19th November is International Men’s Day and if you’d have mentioned such a day to me a few years ago I would have probably – shamefully – rolled my eyes. Growing up in a gender that has historically and famously … Continue reading

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The (Commercial) Meaning of Christmas

The nation held a collective baited breath. Weeks, if not months of waiting had come down to this. It was a pivotal moment for the country, and one upon which so much hope and anticipation was riding – the risk … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Daughter

In all your beautiful newness, your freshness tangible, I feel daunted by the task ahead. As I look upon your face, your eyelids flickering uncertainly, I realise that there is so much you need to learn. Lying in my arms, … Continue reading

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