I talk about an experience I had when called a slag for wearing a short skirt. I discuss how it impacted me on a rare night out without my children, and how verbal abuse of women is far too readily accepted in society.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 068 – When I’m 83
In the latest episode I apologise for the break between podcasts due to my children being unwell. I then talk about when my daughter asked where I’ll be when she turns 83, and how it brought about a realisation of my own mortality. I discuss trying to explain death to my children when I struggle with the concept myself.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 067 – Apologies To My Second Born
Today I make apologies to my second born daughter. My new baby who isn’t my only priority like my first born was, is left to cry whilst I look after my other children, and will never experience the intensely close bond of living alone with just me.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 066 – Cuddle Your Children
In this episode I talk about how important it is to cuddle your children, and how even when others are telling you to put your baby down when she cries, hold her. I talk about how just because your baby is clean and not in pain, their emotional and psychological needs still need meeting.
In this episode I talk about how I want to teach my daughter how to love, and about the different kinds of love, and how her first proclamation of love was to cheese… a love that holds strong to this day.
In tonight’s episode I talk about how important it is that we talk about it when we’re finding it hard. How sharing your fears and vulnerabilities will ensure we don’t feel alone and can welcome the help we need from others around us, and how we weren’t supposed to go through the stress and worry of child rearing alone.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 061 – The Doers, The Deniers, The Apologisers
I talk about men and the sexual abuse of women. How the men who rape and abuse are the worst, but how the men who deny it is a problem are making it harder and harder for the women in their lives to come forward when they’ve been assaulted.
Tonight I talk about the negative impact gender stereotyping has on children, and why it’s important we try to move forward as society to allow children to be children. Let toys be toys, let clothes by clothes, let kids be kids.
The Writer Mum Podcast – Episode 059 – I’m Not A Disappointment
Tonight I talk about how my life got derailed and left me as a single mum on benefits, and how I was seen as a failure and a disappointment, but how my love of writing and my motivation to give my daughter a better life has started to turn things around as I work hard to achieve my goals.