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Katie Dickerson

Blogger, mother, cheese lover

I'm Katie, an American(ish) new mum who has been living in the UK for the better part of a decade. I'm currently raising a very active toddler in Glasgow and trying to balance motherhood with my job as a digital content designer.

I love cheese, punctuality, eating Ben & Jerry's directly out of the tub and public radio.

I blog about the (mostly) funny side of parenting at http://squirmypopple.com. You can also find me on:

Twitter: @SquirmyPopple
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/squirmypopple/

How I Became An Accidental Extended Breastfeeder

When I first got my boobs out to feed my baby, I had no idea I'd still be doing it nearly two years later. TWO YEARS. I didn't think my boobs were going to get through two months of breastfeeding, and yet here they are, still doing their thing.
05/04/2017 16:32 BST

Why I Won't Get US Citizenship For My Daughter

My daughter was born in Britain, so despite having American parents, she's British. My husband and I always intended to get her American citizenship too, but because it involves a fee, paperwork and a day spent at the US embassy in Edinburgh, we kept putting it off.
14/11/2016 16:30 GMT

I Get Bored By My Child - And That's Okay

I try to make the most of my time with my daughter, like most parents do. Usually it's not hard. Now that she's pretty much over her I-hate-everything-including-sleep phase, it's mostly fun to hang out with her. But sometimes it's boring. Reeaallly boring.
21/09/2016 14:13 BST

When It's Hard To Be The Favourite Parent

As sweet as it her squishy love is, it can be hard to have a 20 pound appendage semi-permanently attached to my hip. Playing the favourite parent is serious business. It means that you have to:
02/09/2016 12:32 BST

Can You Really Separate Your Professional Self From Your Mum Self?

I'm not sure that Mum Self ever really goes away, even at work. Professional Woman Self still has nappies in her handbag and dark circles under her eyes, after all. She keeps her mobile phone within arm's reach and checks it constantly, just in case the nursery calls looking for Mum Self.
01/08/2016 12:03 BST

Six Things I've Learned About Commuting With a Toddler

We're not talking about a simple car commute, here. We're talking about a half-hour ride on a public bus through a busy city, followed by a long walk down a very steep hill with one-year-old who refuses to get into a push chair. Getting to work is almost as exhausting as actually working. So here's what I've learned so far...
22/07/2016 15:38 BST