Category Archives: Written By Clare

10 Months

Here we are, and I’m ten months old. Ten and a half actually, because mum’s a bit late on this post. I’ve been going on at her for weeks to get on and do it, but you know what these mums are like; no good at multi-tasking. Anyway,  that means that in six weeks, I’m [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Written By Clare
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8 Months

This month I came back to England. Mum warned me it would be cold, but sometimes here it goes as low as TWENTY FIVE DEGREES, so I didn’t take much notice.  Boy, was I wrong. I don’t know how you guys manage, I really don’t. On the plus side though, I got to have a [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Written By Clare
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The Girl Effect

AOW is all about women. We talk about women’s issues. About what being a woman is really like. We discuss how we know when we’re ready to have a baby, how men and women still aren’t equal, and how hard it is to know what path to choose in life. They’re all valid and important [...]

Categories: Politics and Feminism, Written By Clare
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Things you don’t appreciate until you have a baby.

Sleep. Blow-drying your hair. Washing your hair. Brushing your hair. Choosing your clothes based on what you feel like wearing, not on what is clean, is unlikely to ruined by being vomited on/having pureed spinach smeared into it, and vaguely fits your new, post-baby body. Your pre-baby body. Your body in general.  It is awesome. [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Written By Clare
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6 months in: Behind the pictures

When someone tells you that motherhood is the hardest thing they’ve ever done, you just nod and smile, and look vaguely sympathetic, don’t you? It’s almost a cliche. People say it, and you don’t really listen. But have you really thought about what they’re saying? That what they are doing right now is harder, more [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Written By Clare
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Six Months

I know… six months already….where does time go? One minute I’m a tiny newborn, incapable of doing anything other than sleeping and looking cute, and here I am, eating my toast as I dictate this post to mum.  Speaking of toast, I’ve been eating all sorts, and I love it. It’s a pretty messy affair [...]

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A birth story {Part The Third}

Here I am. Kneeling and leaning gratefully over the side of the pool. I cannot begin to tell you how amazing it felt to finally sink into the water and feel the warmth surround me and my aching body. And I would love to tell you more about this time, but I’m afraid I remember [...]

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A birth story {Part The Second}

Before I continue with this story, I am going to give you a brief anatomy lesson. You lucky things, you. When you are giving birth, your cervix needs to dilate.That’s what the contractions are. Your stomach muscles are literally pulling open your cervix. (I think. Rebecca, feel free to correct me here). But anyway, your [...]

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A birth story {Part The First}

Not that you’d know from her distinctly unimpressed face during her ‘swimming lessons‘, but Emmi was a water baby. As in, she was born underwater. In fact, I spent a large proportion of my labour in the water, and I am now a HUGE proponent for the water birth experience as a whole. On top [...]

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A request or two.

It’s been a little while now since we launched our brand new, ever so shiny, peach and grey (with a navy blue accent, don’t you know) website. We’ve been utterly thrilled at everyone’s kind comments, tweets, likes and emails, and it was totally worth all of the hard work and sleepless nights that we put [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW, Written By Clare
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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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