stories over stuff

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Raising a Genderfull Kid

I’m trying to raise a tiny human. It’s not an easy ride, but then parenting never is. It’s hard for everyone for different reasons, for me it’s a mix of mental health problems and trying to raise a kid encumbered...

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My Mental Health At 37

I turned 37 at the beginning of the month. Not a milestone age, not a particularly memorable age to most but I realised something, well, a few things, about my mental health. In November it will be ten years since...

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April Word Count

9584 Words I’m a little behind in both making this post and my word count. April hasn’t been a great month again – for writing or personally, though I wrote more than in March (about 3k more). I made good...

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Nursery Fears

There are lots of things to worry about when you send a kid to nursery. Will they get along with the staff, the other children, the change in routine? Will they miss us. Will they miss us at all or...

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Poem: Harsh

I’ve been too harsh little one, too harsh and I don’t mean it but I stick with it sleepily in the dead of night at the very edge of my limits and when you have none, but that’s not your...

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Snappy’s Screen Time

I grew up in front of a television. I grew up being told my eyes would go square if I sat so close but mostly I was left to it. I read a lot too, both my parents read to...

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Poem and February Word Count

First up February was not as prolific a month as January was. And that’s okay. I did not expect to do as well as I did last month, I did not expect to keep up the pace if only because...