Category: Parenting

Gaslighting – my best friends Abusive partner uses suicide as a control tactic.

Trigger warning – abuse mentioned* ‘Remember me when I’m gone’ This is the message she got when she went out with her best friend with a photo of him holding a knife to his wrist. Threatening suicide became his favourite control tactic and it…

A letter to my daddy, the brightest star in the sky. I love you too much.

The next morning mummy was still crying and she told me that my daddy was a star now and that I wouldn’t see him for Christmas unless I looked to the sky, she told me through her tears and her quaking voice that I would never see you again because you had to go away.

Consent matters, we have the right to say NO!!

A few days back my daughters friend came home and told her mother, a close friend of mine, that at the year 6 formal that if a boy asks a girl to dance with them that they should not say no because it could…

Motherhood can be so lonely.

Motherhood can get so fucking lonely! There, I said it! How often I get asked ‘but you have 4 kids, how can you feel lonely?! Whether I had 1, 4 or 45 kids the loneliness is not about being alone mums are never really…

Yes I have 4 kids and yes they are all girls..

‘Oh wow another girl!! You didn’t give poor daddy his boy, you’ll have to keep trying!! I can not tell you how many times people said that to me with each pregnancy announcement and never quite understood other people’s disappointment in my bringing little…