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Transition Day; Or The Emotions of Parenting

8 July 2016

Today is a big day in our household – it’s Transition Day.  For those not in the know, it is the day when school children test out next year’s teachers and classrooms. ...

Time, touch, emotion and swaddling

14 April 2016

I have a bee in my bonnet about swaddling. Really, I should currently be tearing my hair out trying to finish a document entitled ‘What is my thesis about?’, but the bee...

Where were the servants?!

10 January 2016

In my recent supervision, my supervisors (@SashaHandley and @HistoryHannahB) asked me a question that I couldn’t answer. Those of you that know them will understand that this...

The Ideal Woman (eighteenth-century style)…

18 September 2015

This month, I have been mainly thinking about breastfeeding. Not for fun, you understand, but for a chapter I’m working on.  This is an interesting topic for me to study,...