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My first mammogram, another life milestone

I just had my first mammogram. Ever. The reasons that I’ve not had one before are multiple and sort of embarrassing, but as I am attempting to practice compassion for myself, I add this to the list of things to treat gently. 321 more words

The Baby Project

I’m a late starter. The wrong side of 35, closer to 40 really… okay I’m 37years old. And 6 months ago my partner and I decided the time was finally right to have a baby. 219 more words

Trying To Conceive

"Old" motherhood

Sometimes, when I’m particularly exhausted after a night of broken sleep or when the busy little man tired me out all day, I wonder if it would have been easier if I was a younger mother. 384 more words


Vote for Hope : )

Every time Hope is cheeky at meal times, or my mother sees her win in a battle of wills (“you can have a piece of Easter egg if you finish your pasta” … “ok if you have just one more mouthful of pasta you can have a bit of egg” … “if you just eat this small piece of pasta you can have the whole egg” etc), she smiles in an I-went-through-all-this-and-worse-with-you-when-you-were-two kind of a way and says, “Vote for Hope” which generally makes me chuckle… 1,005 more words


I wore a dress today

I don’t often wear dresses … normally my wide and varied wardrobe consists of baggy trousers and loose tops, in the summer linen trousers and loose tops … I have lumpy bumpy knees and where other people have nicely turned ankles, I have sturdy calf muscles that seem to go all the way to my heels. 686 more words


Ten things not to say to a news editor about being an older mother

The media led furore around older mothers has reared its head again, with headlines inferring that the 50% rise in new mothers over the age of 50 was responsible for excessive pressure across the National Health Service. 1,496 more words