Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. I’ve been following @countdeadwomen on twitter as they list all those who have been victims of domestic or misogynistic violence so far this year and, yeah, it is very depressing reading. Here is something positive though. The charity Refuge help around 2800 women… Continue reading How To Buy A Christmas Present That Will Really Be Appreciated
I wasn’t going to write about this as so very much has already been said about it in the media and on other blogs. But a couple of people have asked me what I think and I haven’t seen much coverage of the science behind it all, so I’m going to bash out a quick… Continue reading That Story – Paying Women to Breastfeed, A scientific Perspective
According to an article on the Guardian website on Sunday: “Pregnant mothers who exercise boost babies’ brains. Weekly exercise by mothers linked to better mental performance in later life“. If you suspect I’m about to lay into this article, you’d be right. Somebody please sound the using dodgy science to attack women, again, klaxon.… Continue reading Exercise In Pregnancy Boosts Babies Brains. Well, Possibly
There are a lot of uncertainties in medical science (see my recent post here for just one example), a lot of areas where we just don’t have enough research to know if something is harmful. But smoking isn’t one of those areas. To be blunt, cigarettes are expensive, addictive and they kill. I hope my… Continue reading Let’s End The Packet Racket
It’s all been a little bit serious on the blog of late – so here is something more fun. A lot more fun actually. I have a soft spot for Canada Water. It’s where F and I first shared a flat. A studio so tiny that I had to put most of my belongings into… Continue reading Canada Water Culture Space
The latest edition of “health” magazine “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” claims that if a mother takes antidepressants during pregnancy, she triples the chances of her baby developing autism. Except that’s not quite what the study it references actually said…. Firstly – I have to thank the lovely writer of Nurture My Baby who posted about the… Continue reading WDDTY – Depression, Drugs and Autism: Blame Mum
Did I mention that I’m going to Blogfest? Yes? Well one of the sessions that caught my eye on the programme is titled : Can you be a ‘mummy-blogger’, and still be a feminist? I hadn’t given much thought to feminism until fairly recently. As a child of the 80s I remember hearing something about womens’… Continue reading Can you be a ‘mummy-blogger’, and still be a feminist?