Category Archives: Life Experience

In a bind

When Liz submitted this post, I couldn’t believe how timely it was – I could have written it myself, albeit with more ranting and CAPITAL LETTERS. I know from recent conversations with a lot of readers with young kids that it’s a highly contentious, relevant topic and I know that no one seems to have [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Religion
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The Biggest And Most Expensive Mistake I Ever Made

Morning, readers… And welcome to a brand new week.  Today we have a post from the marvellous Naomi Liddell,  the brains and talent behind Rocked By Life (if you don’t have this bookmarked, do it now.  There’s some beauty on that there blog).  This post is about what happens when you realise the path you’ve followed isn’t [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Money and Career
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Katy has written us a post that on the surface, is about self-confidence.  But really, it’s about much more than that…it’s about accepting who you are, about letting someone else love you and what that can bring to your life, about letting yourself believe that you are more than you see in yourself.    Some [...]

Categories: Body Image, Life Experience
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Being Kind

When I was giving birth to Ellie, my midwife was Jenny. Jenny was no-nonsense and very practical, and had steely eyes and gentle hands.  Faced with my very vocal conviction that I could, simply, not give birth anymore and I’d appreciate it if she’d cancel all proceedings (a polite way of saying I was hanging [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Written By Anna
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Thing I feel Like A Knobber for Complaining About*

*But I’m going to anyway SELFIE LOL PREGGO INSPO Easy with the hypocrisy, Alsopp. I will admit to using ‘LOL’ – mainly (actually, only) in Whatsapp conversations with Rach because holy crap she really DOES make me laugh out loud approximately 84890 times a week and typing out ‘good grief you are so funny I just [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Written By Aisling
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Today’s author is displaying a kind of bravery that I don’t think I, or many people I know, could. The post you are about to read is full of a sweet and secret hope, of worry and wondering and joy. Sadly, so sadly, the author miscarried a week or so after sending this to us. [...]

Categories: Becoming a Mother, Life Experience
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It’ll all come together

Lucy is special. She’s thoughtful, kind, stupidly beautiful, incredibly stylish and impossibly hilarious. I, *confession face*, am frequently envious of Lucy and her lovely life – of how ‘together’ she is. And yet. Along comes Lucy with a post that does a blinding job of reminding me that how I perceive someone is quite often [...]

Categories: Life Experience
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This post is phenomenal. There, I’ve said it.  I’m so proud that we can post something like this on AOW.   It’s the story of Edith, and the story of feminism, and a story that will make you  think, and be overwhelmed, and realise  how far we’ve come. It’s a post that will make you [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Politics and Feminism
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My Way

Happy New Year, readers!  We’ve missed each and every one of you.  We’ve had our Christmas and New Year break, eaten too much, spent time with friends and family, and all three of us are ready for a new year and another year of you lot, your stories, your thoughts, our community.  This post by Siobhan is timely.  [...]

Categories: Life Experience
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What you should do

Katy sent this in to us saying ‘I’m sending this in before I get annoyed with myself about how preachy it sounds’. I happen to think it’s the opposite of preachy. I think it’s open minded, positive, and really pretty inspiring. Katy has followed the path that so many of us have – Worked hard [...]

Categories: Life, Life Experience, Money and Career
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