Generally I would say I’m not really a fan of slogans on children’s clothes. While I was pregnant with Krish I inevitably began looking at baby clothes and was disappointed by the amount of clothes covered in stereotypical gender behaviour phrases. Phrases such as “Mummy’s little angel” and “Watch out, little monster about!” I think there has been a big improvement in the way boys and girls clothes are presented in terms of choice and I have seen several examples of positive slogans that would inspire both boys and girls. But there is still much to be done…..
In life we all have those moments where we have to laugh to keep ourselves from crying or screaming or shouting. A muttering of WHY, a head in the hands, a look to the sky kind of moment. It’s a struggle and from a parenting stand point sometimes you actually do have to shout or at least certainly not laugh!
Here is my compilation of some of those moments in life….
As a Primary School teacher and Mum I have, at times, been used to wearing many hats and juggling many balls but currently I am really feeling the pressure, from so many angles! Mostly it’s pressure I put on myself but more recently it’s just a general feeling of expectation and societal pressure. Some of these pressures are old friends- pressure to keep fit, pressure to eat healthily, pressure to be a good wife and mum.
But some of these pressures feel more new: Continue reading “Under pressure! “