Category Archives: Anatomy

The real difference between girls and boys

This morning my five-year-old announced that he would be learning “how to tell the difference between girls and boys”. Like any self-respecting liberal parent, I found myself torn between thinking “cool – he’s ready for a frank, open discussion” and … Continue reading

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Huggies and potty training: Same old shit

This summer I am about to embark on another potty training odyssey! Way-hey! The summer’s great for potty training, isn’t it? That’s what everyone says, like it’s one great pastoral idyll where children can run about naked all day long, … Continue reading

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Innapropriate

This post was written by @SarahMo3W and first appeared on her blog Mum of Three World. Do you have any advice for her? Recently I have noticed some inappropriate behaviour creeping into my house. I suppose I might have to … Continue reading

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Choosing your battles wisely

Part of this post was first written as a guest post for http://www.nellbelleandme.blogspot.com I’m not sure if my complete lack of interest in my appearance as a child was because I knew that with NHS specs, buck teeth and frizzy … Continue reading

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A Naming of Parts

This is a post from Mairi Campbell Jack; a poet who lives in Edinburgh with her daughter and blogs poetry at http://www.alumpinthethroat.wordpress.com and tweets @lumpinthethroat. It originally appeared on DorkyMum. One of the strange things to observe in babies is … Continue reading

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Itchy bit.

Last night our friends, Doctor Power and Docter Gandamou, came over for dinner with their three children. The family is an example of elegance and beauty. Doc Power is tall, blonde and stunning, Doc G has dark eyes and a … Continue reading

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Woman! Know thy bits!

A post I wrote when musing on the fact that I spent much of my childhood not even knowing what I had down below – and I’m still not sure what all of it’s called! So, I’m not sure what … Continue reading

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