Category Archives: Family, Friends and Relationships

Behind Closed Doors: Being There

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: Family, Friends and Relationships, Life Experience
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The unexpected

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? I’m sorry we’ve been gone so long.  We fell out of love with blogging, and raising tiny humans was all-encompassing, and and and… But I don’t think either of us ever fell out of love with writing.  And we know many of you miss the space that this [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Family, Friends and Relationships, Life Experience, Written By Anna
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Hold on when you get love and let go when you give it

Today’s is from Siobhan and it is a beaut. With her trademark gutsiness, sense of adventure and blinding honesty, Siobhan talks about moving your love and your life, making new friends and leaving old ones behind. In her email to us, Siobhan mentioned that the title of her post is fast becoming her new motto/theme [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships
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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 [...]

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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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The Right To Be Who We Are

Gwen, who writes over at The Foodie Historian,  recently heard some astonishing stories from incredible women.  And we are lucky that she has decided to share some of the (anonymised) stories that she heard.  The right to be who we are should be a given.  For many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, [...]

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Aloof AOW and Friendship

Last Wednesday, Clare announced she was leaving the blog.  You left some beautiful comments for her. She was moved.  Although, she’s Clare, so she’d never admit it. Anna: Gah. The comments on your post today, C.  WEEPING. Clare: I know! Aisling: So bloody lovely. [five minutes later] Clare: I guess the comments are ok.  They’re [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Family, Friends and Relationships, Written By Aisling, Written By Anna
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Buried treasures

My cousin Mike is a year younger than me. He has a 1st class degree in History, a Masters in Journalism and a PHD in something to do with Al Jazeera…(I’m not being flippant, I literally can’t remember it’s title despite him telling me seventeen times. It’s long.) Me, suddenly covered in Stella-vom: Gah, Mike, [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships
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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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Will You Be My Friend?

Today,with thanks to Siobhan, we’re discussing something we’ve touched on before at AOW.  It’s the thorny issue of making friends as an adult – and incidentally, in my humble opinion, one of the very best things about this blog.   We’re all here to talk to each other, and learn from each other, and the [...]

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