What does midlife look like for a woman?

I’ve heard this song before. But this morning I REALLY heard the lyrics and they pinched the back of my neck. I had to google the track and read them for myself. Check I’d heard them right. Sharon Van Etten singing about everything I’ve been feeling.

Why I’m setting gentler goals this January

No resolutions for me. Just gentle, intentional preparation for the year to come.

In praise of female-friendly mechanics – a tale of everyday sexism

I hate getting my car fixed. New tyres, MOTs, dodgy exhausts – whenever something needs doing it fills me with dread. It’s not the cost.…

When it feels like that other mum is judging you

  When it feels like that other mum is judging you, she probably isn’t. When you imagine her criticising you for doing whatever you need…

Sleep is (not) for the weak

I can’t function on less than 8 hours’ sleep. And I have to say that sleeping is now one of my favourite past times. In…

Forget counting calories, it’s all about the fibre

Forget counting calories, it’s all about the fibre Well, kinda. I’m nearly finished reading the excellent: 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key…

I’m crap at multitasking and so are you

Women are crap at multitasking. Whatever you think you know about the superiority of the female race and our innate ability to perform more than…