Author Archives: Katie

In defence of crossfit…

I love posts like this, passionate posts that challenge assumptions and defend the things they love. Laura writes brilliantly about something that has inspired her and pushed her to challenge herself, I don’t think you can argue with that, even if the very idea of it makes you want to hide under your duvet cradling a [...]

Categories: Body Image, Health, Uncategorized
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The cookie crumbs of self acceptance

There are many reasons I know I will be okay as a parent. The main one is how excellent my own parents are. Take for example, these recent WhatsApp conversations with my parents: Me: I just found a cookie crumb actually in my ear. I‘m concerned about what this says about my suitability as a [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Family, Friends and Relationships
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Weekend Wonderings

When I first heard of this project I was a bit sceptical, it seemed a bit self-involved, and perhaps a bit smug and show-offy. I will hold my hand up and admit… I was wrong. It is, in fact, supremely lovely. I’m sure some people do use it to show-off, but for me it’s not [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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Weekend Wonderings

This weekend features a return to chocolate from me. I’d apologise but…. I’m not sorry. I will never apologise for chocolate. Not even when I have pie filling smeared in my hair. Which has totally never happened. *ahem* Anyway, this all started when our new table arrived last week and I decided we should christen it with a [...]

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Behind Closed Doors: Not Giving Up

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 [...]

Categories: Behind Closed Doors
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Weekend Wonderings

AOW-ettes, this is the best chocolate cake recipe in the world. You’re welcome. The recipe originally comes from an Usborne Children’s cookery book I had when I was just a wee bouncy thing, and I used to sit at the oven door, licking a spoon, watching my cake rise in the oven. The page that [...]

Categories: Food, Weekend Wonderings
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Dude, where’s my glow?

Me, 15 weeks pregnant: Would you say I’m glowing yet? I’m supposed to get a glow in my second trimester. G: You went quite bright red in the face when you were throwing up earlier? [long pause] Me: I’m hungry. I have honestly never known hunger like this. A few years ago I remember reading [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Family, Friends and Relationships
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Any Other Photo – Sophie and Stuart

I am ridiculously honoured and excited that this is the first post I get to introduce on Any Other Woman because it is, quite frankly, brilliant and I really identify with what Sophie says. It reminds me that happiness doesn’t have to be about the big moments, the excitement and the euphoria. Happiness is also the quiet [...]

Categories: Any Other Photo
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