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The Sleep Goblin

Comparison is part of human nature. Sometimes useful, often a problem, but we can’t help it. We compare everything without even noticing. This cheese is better than that cheese, I prefer my PlayStation to Xbox, this bed is softer than...

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Pronouns 101

Pronouns are an important part of most languages, and in English, there are a variety of pronouns to choose from beyond the typically gendered he and she. A pronoun is a word that refers to either the people talking (I...

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Four Months Of Beany

Beany is already four months old. As with Snappy, the blog kinda takes a back seat to the demands of life with a small baby. Apparently, when there is two you add an extra month or two of adjustment before...

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The Birth Of Beany

On Saturday the 13th, my second child came screaming into the world. While Snappy’s birth was a traumatic event (wonderful but traumatic) Beany’s birth was straight forward.  Due Date? The due date for Beany was the 24th of June but...

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Three People To Know This Pride (And Every Pride)

 Pride month is in June for a reason.  The Stonewall Riots are wildly regarded as the instigator of the LGBTQ movement and the people there are the reason we have many of the rights we have today. The riots didn’t...

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Gender Neutral Terms, Titles and Pronouns

There are many reasons to want to use gender-neutral titles and terms. Gendered titles and terms create an instant impression in people, we live in a cisnormative world, full of misogyny and sexism. Even without realising we have an internal...