Tag Archives: boys

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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So pink is for girls and blue is for boys… right?

This post was originally posted on Butwhymummywhy?‘s blog. Recently I was reading a great blog post over at Lulastic check her out if you haven’t come across her before. The subject was gender and brought up an issue that has … Continue reading

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Deffr’nce: A new concept in gender studies

Years ago, Hollyoaks featured a terrifically annoying character called Kris. He was even more annoying than the usual characters, not just because he couldn’t spell his own name (I’ve known it’s spellt “Chris” since I was, like, five and it’s … Continue reading

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Girl children: Crap, basically, experts claim

As well as Smug Mothers Of Girls (SMOGs) I definitely believe we have Smug Mothers of Boys (SMOBs). But hey, the more acronyms for gender stereotyping in parenting the better, right? I recently overheard the following conversation at a children’s … Continue reading

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Girls who like boys…who like them so much they want to be one

In the sea of pink that inevitably comes with having a newborn baby girl our eldest daughter seems to have emerged as a slight oddity: she wants to be a boy. For the sake of anonymity I’ll refer to her … Continue reading

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