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Love And Hate

I hate being a parent. I hate parenting.

I don’t hate my children.

I think it’s difficult for a lot of people to reconcile these facts if they have not been in a position to experience it for themselves. 421 more words


The Decision To Be Child-Free

“Do it for the kids they say
It ain’t about you anyway”

Do It For The Kids, Velvet Revolver

After 1948, the first wave of feminism set foot upon the iridescent white shores of Singapore.

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Non-Mother's Day

In my friend’s hometown there is a man who stands on the street on Mother’s Day and asks women if they’re mothers. If they are, he gives them a flower. 517 more words

What Motherhood Isn't

I’m a few years into this motherhood thing now – long enough to have some thoughts about what motherhood is. Turns out it is difficult. More so than I thought it would be. 909 more words


You Don't Want Kids?

I am a single woman, in her 30’s, who does not want children. “OMG! Blasphemy! Won’t somebody please think of the children?!”. Sure, ask literally any of my friends circulating in Facebook-land, it’s an epidemic right now. 3,457 more words

Mental Health

I Want to be Helen Mirren

A few weeks ago, on an uncharacteristically warm February morning, I woke up with the realisation that I was now fifty years old. How did that happen? 963 more words

Auntie Sara

I have been an aunt since the age of two. That is right, two years old. My siblings happen to be significantly older than me. I have nine biological nieces and nephews and additionally five step-nieces and nephews. 649 more words

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