Monthly Archives: August 2011

Don’t fathers ever talk about their children?

About four months ago I started to write a blog post with the title above. I saved the little that I had written as a draft and then never came back to it. I noticed it today though, as I … Continue reading

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Mortality 2 (A tale of two pregnancy tests)

A month before Susie fell pregnant with Tilly she had a miscarriage. She’d been pregnant for about seven weeks, but we had only known for about two or three. I think some people thought that the fact that the miscarriage … Continue reading

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Mortality 1

They say that in Victorian times people talked obsessively about death, but that the topic of sex was taboo. I reckon the opposite is true for us. With life-expectancy increasing, infant mortality falling, medicine advancing and the outsourcing of care … Continue reading

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Tilly Earthwalker

Last night, Tilly decided that the risks of walking on hard surfaces were not actually as overwhelmingly great as she had imagined, and so decided to join the rest of us in the ranks of Homo Erectus*, and even though … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Biological Destiny?

On the weekend I read a parenting book called ‘Heart to Heart Parenting’ by a Sydney based psychologist, Robin Grille. I also read an article entitled ‘Against Nature’ in the New Yorker, which was a profile piece onĀ Elisabeth Badinter, a … Continue reading

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Good Day, Bad Day

The following song was actually written before this post, but it was written whilst pushing Tilly around in the pram, and was also written both about and for her, so I figure it is kind of a parenting post in … Continue reading

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