Monthly Archives: June 2014

Behind closed doors: life is too short

At Any Other Woman, you can talk about anything. Anything you want at all. Any subject, any time. We are proud to be able to provide that platform for you, it makes our hearts sing. But we do understand that sometimes there are topics that are too sensitive, too divisive, simply too hard to write about [...]

Categories: Behind Closed Doors
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Weekend Wonderings

I’ve done that thing where you see someone else with the work of an amazing artist and then you decide that you love them too and you start telling everyone about this fabulous work like you’re the one that discovered it. Laura snapped a photo of a print that she’d bought for her beautiful baby [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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Going Back To Work

This is a post by Penny.  As you’d expect, it’s beautifully worded, and contains uncomfortable truths.  About looking after a baby and about being in the workplace.  About anxiety and how we battle it.  About how we only appreciate what we’ve done once the dust has settled.   And it’s perfectly timed, because I’m going [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Money and Career
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The Breastfeeding Evangelists

Firstly, I want to apologise to any readers out there who literally couldn’t give two hoots (ha!) about breastfeeding.  I’m sorry.  Since having Ellie I’ve tried quite hard to write about a variety of things that aren’t all baby-related, and for the most part, I’ve succeeded. But breastfeeding?  It is a minefield.  It really is.  [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Written By Anna
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Weekend Wonderings

The lovely Gemma C-S sent us this poem.  And….sigh.  We have a new crush.  Enter, Mark Grist. Text below.  Happy weekend, lovely readers.

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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Ask AOW: Caught In The Middle

Right, readers.  We need you.  A reader has sent in a plea for help on how to manage her feuding sister and best friend in the run-up to her wedding.  I know a number of you have had the difficult  role of mediator in advance of your weddings, and that the road to harmonious weddings [...]

Categories: Ask Anna, Ant and AOW, Wedding Planning
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You Are Good Enough

Anneka’s post today was inspired by International Women’s Day 2014 on the blog – that day where so many of you rallied and shared your advice for the next generation  of AOW readers.  Anneka’s message is easy to say, but much harderto believe: you are good enough.   Anneka shares her story here, a difficult [...]

Categories: Body Image
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Weekend Wonderings

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow, which in our house tends to mean that Philip gets to buy himself whatever the latest bit of woodwork kit he’s lusting after and we all say that it’s from Stella. This also applies for his birthday (next weekend the selfish sod) and Christmas (not soon. Thank goodness.) Stella and I [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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Any Other Photo – Five Years Married {Anna and Mr K}

I’d just asked my friend’s fiancé to describe her in three words (I’ll tell you all why in another post). He told me.  “Beautiful.  Familiar. Extraordinary” I pretty much died of romance. When Mr K came home from work, I told him about it. “’Familiar?’  That’s a word you’d use to describe your local Tesco’s”. [...]

Categories: Written By Anna
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The best friend blues

I adore this post by Sophie. Flat out LOVE it. I won’t witter on lest I write my own post to introduce it but suffice to say, Sophie, you’re hilarious and honest and ace. *fist bump of solidarity*   Reading an article about the film The Other Woman last week, I came across a quote [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships
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