'I don’t want to make somebody else. I want to make myself.'
I believe we should take a cold, hard look at what motherhood actually means in the 21st century.
Women often have to prove themselves competent, unlike their male counterparts.
You can’t just pretend nothing is happening
The first meeting of my new post-kids freelance career took place at an upmarket private members club deep in the countryside. Suited, booted and over-prepared I navigated the car down the long entrance drive before promptly taking a wrong turn and ending up down a lane to the side of the car park....instead of in the car park itself.
I was raised thinking that anything is possible. Women don't have to stay at home and raise the kids and can go out and forge
So, I say high five to all those Insta-mums (aka business women providing for their families and sharing stories and making themselves heard) keep going. I imagine that it really stings when those you feel are your tribe are the first to criticise but take the Daily Mail headline as yet another example that you are leading the way.
So, I've purchased a (rather bright pink) Peppa Pig rucksack and filled it with spare clothes, wipes, a sunhat, some suncream
I think these women are looking for some validation, someone to tell them they are doing the right thing for their children. Well let me say it; if you are doing what you feel is best for your children and they are well fed and taken care of then you are doing it right!
On our recent holiday the beautiful sea-view we'd admired online definitely didn't disappoint but the constant loud clunking