Category Archives: Becoming a Mother

Behind closed doors: Pro

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: Becoming a Mother, Health
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Thank you for bearing with us whilst we had some downtime last week, readers. We’re back with a beautiful post from Katy this morning and have a full week of content ahead / including an AOP! Such joy.  Katy’s is my favourite kind of writing. Simple, thoughtful, almost letting you be inside her head for [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother
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The Guilt

Oh, how I love Steff.  She’s dealt with THE JUDGEMENTAL INTERNET and THE MOTHERHOOD GUILT TRAIN in one superb, ranty, eloquent post and knocked them both out of the park.  It will come as no surprise that I agree with Steff’s points (hello, day 5 of working and being a mother) – not all of [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother
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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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In an ideal world…

We got married two weeks after I turned 23, 4 years ago tomorrow. We had romantic notions of my being pregnant at our wedding, either announcing the wonderful news to our nearest and dearest there that day or even having a big old bump in the photos to show our son or daughter when they [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Marriage, Written By Aisling
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Notes from a homebirth

We have another birth story to share with you today, this time the birth of lovely Lydia. Emma and Matthew chose a homebirth and I think Emma’s account of the event itself and how they came to decide that a homebirth was for them is so beautiful. The calm and peace shines through and more [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother
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The tale of the hairy midwife

We have a birth story for you today, readers. A brilliantly written (obviously – it’s by Fee!), sweet, bloomin’ hilarious read with the loveliest, most deserved happy ending. Enjoy. It all began on a Friday. Cervical suture removed, induction started, induction continued all weekend, induction branded a colossal failure on Sunday afternoon. Alternatives are being [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Uncategorized
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The end of one journey and the beginning of another

To be a parent is to essentially be responsible for a whole other life – you know it won’t be easy all the time but that’s ok, because you’re in control. Aren’t you? Despite that enormous responsibility, or perhaps in spite of it, there is very little you can actually control as a parent. The [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Health
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On not being ‘normal’…

This is a beautiful and honest piece of writing from a wonderful reader who would prefer to stay anonymous today. She was worried about ‘upsetting’ people, but I can’t imagine that something as well thought through and from the heart as this post could upset anyone. It’s posts like this that make me proud to be a [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Family, Friends and Relationships, Health
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