Life has not felt very easy lately. The house has felt busy every day and at times it has been difficult to entertain the girls, especially through the dreary, wet days of August. My eldest daughter has a childminder but he doesn’t work during the school holidays, and my youngest daughter does not have a … Continue reading Life, Lately
The fire at Grenfell Tower took me back to a night when I was a student at university. The fire that rampaged through my rented house was nowhere near as bad as the one that began in London in mid-June and so I can only imagine the utter horror of being caught in a fire … Continue reading House Fire
Next weekend we will be taking the girls to their first Pride March. We are looking forward to seeing them waving rainbow flags and joining in with the noise and colour of Pride Day, surrounded by love and acceptance. We’ve heard good things about the activities on offer for young children, and are looking … Continue reading Losing my Identity
Recently I have felt like the girls are entering a new phase of sibling-hood. Yesterday the three of us had a great time playing at our local gymnastics centre and then went on to the swimming pool in the afternoon. There was minimal squabbling, and in its place I watched them communicating with each other … Continue reading Siblings and Summer Days
This blog was written for The Motherload and first published here. I am not normally one to consider alternative medicine but recently I have had to put my disapproval to one side, as persistent migraines have left me willing to try anything. In the past, I have found it hard to understand how natural treatments, such … Continue reading Migraines and Daith Piercing
Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day, 1st June 2017 Whilst out on a pre-schooler play date last week, I overheard my daughter’s friend ask her mum ‘Why does S have two mummies?’ My ears pricked up from a distance, and her mother seemed to be a bit flustered by the question. She laughed it off with … Continue reading Why Don’t I Have a Dad?
When my wife and I decided to have children, the last thing we expected was for one of us to feel unwanted by our own child. We now have two children aged one and three, and for some time now my wife has, at times, been feeling rejected by our eldest. We always knew that … Continue reading Rejected as a Parent