Battling Boob Anxiety

When I *finally* weened my eldest I remember the strange voices that came into my head to attack the change. It wasn’t as if she was young, we’d got to 21 months, and when your daughter starts using you as an excuse to avoid bed for a bit longer it’s probably time to stop. Even…

Knowle Parish Magazine: Mama Vs. Clutter-Monster

(Article written 14th August 2013, and published September 2013.) My name is Elle and I’m clutter-phobic. More specifically impending baby clutter (although adult clutter isn’t much better). I am currently 18 weeks pregnant and shops are taunting me with multicoloured plastic, pink blankets, blue onesies and baby animals on everything. I walk into a department…

Do Smart Women Have A Duty To Reproduce?

A friend of mine brought a news article to my attention recently and it made so many people so furious that I felt I should probably explain why it p***ed off so many people. The article pointed out that a researcher at the London School of Economics, Satoshi Kanazawa, who “found that a woman’s urge to…

Being Pro-Woman

Saying this kind of thing online is always dangerous; what with trolls, passionate protesters, and sometimes just people who want to yell for no good reason, I do realise I could be letting myself in for a world of trouble, but I feel this needs to be said: I’m Pro-Woman. What do I mean? I…

Tayside YoungLives: What I do, why I do it, and how it's important.

I have been asked many times, by friends and family, what I actually do here in Dundee. Some see Administrator and assume paperwork but then most know I work from home and so this doesn’t necessarily fit the stereotype admin office worker. Some know a little about Tayside YoungLives and therefore assume I am a…