There are really very few occasions I can think of when anyone saying “maybe you shouldn’t have a baby right now” is going to be either wise or welcomed. Even fewer where the entity saying it is a national government. But it happens. In the recent Zika virus outbreak in South America, several countries called … More It’s not OK to tell a woman to delay pregnancy!
No. No, it’s definitely not. But please do read on, don’t just go away safe in the knowledge that Lego will not break your children! Did you see Ben Fogle is worried that Lego have “cheated youngsters and their parents out of any chance to be creative”. No? Well he is very concerned. It’s now … More Is Lego ruining our kids?
It almost feels like a guilty admission, my children are summer-born. Yes both of them, yes they’ll be young in the year, no I’m not overly worried… Well I am, but I try not to be. We, as a nation, are at an extreme when it comes to the age we send our children to … More The science and emotion of having a summer-born
Bread and roses: well I didn’t get any roses this morning, but my husband did remember to put the breadmaker on last night. Does that count? I’m a bit late to International Women’s Day this year. But here’s a poem to honour it. Don’t worry, not mine. One written in 1911, highlighting the poor working … More Bread and roses on International Women’s day
Morning! As I sit bleary eyed this morning, I ponder what both kids will do with their lives. I hope they have plenty of opportunities, to explore life, to have fun, to find the things that they enjoy, that make them happy. As to what they’ll do for work, who knows. Girlbug has her heart … More The 20 science careers of a 3 year old
Gender’s a funny thing. Once thought binary and fixed, it’s now seen by most as a spectrum. But your sex, determined by your sex chromosome, is fixed…right? XX and you’re a girl, XY for a boy (and the uncommon XXY, or Klinefelter syndrome). Right? … Right? … More The gender spectrum: from Barbies to bulldozers