Author Archives: Clare

Weekend Wonderings

A lot of you will have read the piece titled ‘You should date a girl who reads‘ (we featured it here aaaages ago) Well the other day, I found this….which I happen to think is even lovelier. It is challenging. It’s made me think. I’ve read it several times, and I’m still not sure whether [...]

Categories: Books, Weekend Wonderings
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Every dress has a bride

Rachel is back this month with more gorgeous dresses, and more gorgeous writing about why she loves them. I think it’s pretty rare to find someone with such passion about what they do, and I love that Rachel is here sharing that with us. It seems like years ago now that I was choosing my [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Wedding Pretty
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What being a mother has taught me

Having a baby can do all sorts of things to you. It can quite literally (and almost certainly will, one way or another), change your life.  It will probably make you examine yourself and your choices and priorities, and the way you’re living your life, because now you are Setting An Example.  On top of that [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Wise Women
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On Miscarriage

I should warn you all right now – this piece contains graphic descriptions of a miscarriage. We’ve decided to post this though, because if it gives helpful information to just one person who is going through what Laura went through, or even to friends of people going through a miscarriage, then it has been worthwhile.  [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Health
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Weekend Wonderings

You might have already seen this. You probably have in fact. I am notoriously bad at seeing things that have gone viral and only tend to pick up on them after all the hype has passed. This popped up in my news feed last week:     I’d been seeing it pop up for a [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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Behind Closed Doors: Lonely

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, Family, Friends and Relationships
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Any Other Photo {Lauren and Mark}

This is one of those AOPs where the sheer happiness, the genuine delight in being married to your person, just shines off the page. I read what Lauren had to say, and I couldn’t help feeling happier and more content after reading it, because Lauren is clearly so happy and content herself, despite some of [...]

Categories: Any Other Photo
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Exciting times

We’re back with Rachel’s brilliant series on opening her own business. Last month she shared some of the lows of running a business, and talked about how tough it can be, so this month it’s great to feel the genuine excitement bursting through from Rachel’s writing when talking about launching a new part of her [...]

Categories: Money and Career, Wedding Pretty
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Weekend Wonderings

Because we are nothing if not generous, we love to share shops that we’ve found that we think you might like too. The latest one that I’ve come across is called Writer’s Gifts. I don’t think that I really need to say much more than that. I will though, show you a couple of my [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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What is your excellence?

When I read this post it was like reading my own mind. I am (as Anna and Aisling will happily testify) the WORST person at accepting compliments. I just don’t know how to react, and generally get really uncomfortable and make some deflecting, self-deprecating comment. So to be asked to stand up and tell people [...]

Categories: Life, Money and Career, Uncategorized, Wise Women
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Hello! We're Clare, Aisling and Anna and welcome to a corner of the world where smart, flawed, real women talk about the bigger picture; about their experiences, stories and opinions on all aspects of being a woman today, from marriage to feminism to pretty, too.

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