The Dream

Let me tell you about the dream I had last night. It is, quite clearly, the dream of a journalist on maternity leave during an election campaign, who has been unable to see any live music for a while. The Dream: I’m in a crowded, dingy bar waiting for the band to get up. I’m … More The Dream

Mama Musings

As a new mum, one of the tips I have been told time and time again is: Sleep when the baby sleeps. It’s a cute sentiment, but I call bullshit. Some babies don’t nap. Like mine. For me, it’s more like: Guzzle another cup of instant coffee and wash your face with a baby wipe, … More Mama Musings

Postpartum Perfection

I have never felt more powerful than in the hours after giving birth. Powerful and empowered and proud. Incredibly proud. Of my new baby, yes of course. But also of my body, which I came to realise was so unspeakably perfectly and purposefully designed. Immediately post-partum, my body was flawless. To me, anyway. The delivery … More Postpartum Perfection