This is Cilla. She’s a mum. She’s also a stepmum. I don’t have any personal experience of stepmum life. However, I do have family and close friends who have/are step-parents and these relationships vary greatly. Some are fantastic. Others are toxic. We all know about The Wicked Stepmother. She hates her stepchildren, especially if they… Continue reading What’s In A Name?
It’s not often that I come across children’s books that feature a Black girl as the main character. It’s even less common that I come across children’s books that feature a Black girl and her father as the main characters. So, how ecstatic do you think I was when I discovered the Daddy Do My… Continue reading Daddy Do My Hair? – A Children’s Book Review
So, today, Kid 1 is 9 years old. We bought her the new bicycle she has been banging on about. We gave her a bag of sweets to take into school (sorry other parents of kids in year 4). We took her to a well-known pizza restaurant for dinner this evening, cos she’s fancy like… Continue reading Yes, I’m a NICU Mum Too…(A Short Story) – Part Two
I shared this on Instagram as my contribution to Make Motherhood Diverse and got some really positive feedback that I wasn’t expecting. Apparently, lots of you feel exactly the same way, but for slightly different reasons…So, I thought that I would share it here too. Let me know what you think… Sometimes I worry that… Continue reading Blame Culture
That is a photo of Kid 1 almost 9 years ago now. She is just under 9 pounds. She is in an incubator…in the NICU. I first posted it onto Instagram last year, on her 8th birthday, and spoke briefly about my experience then. I also talked about it with Anya Hayes for her latest… Continue reading Yes, I’m a NICU Mum Too… (A Short Story) – Part One