Category Archives: Pregnancy and parenting

Sunday spam: muesli bars and gummy snakes

Muesli bars and gummy snakes are what I ate at about 7am before my recent 9am childbirth… thus thematically appropriate for this small collection of links, some of which I’ve had sitting around for a while. Using WOC in the … Continue reading

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Sunday spam: French toast with bacon

The Myth of Looming Female Dominance [One] should always be wary of raw numbers in the news. In fact, when you look at the trend as published by the Census Bureau, you see that the proportion of married couple families … Continue reading

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Sunday Spam: bagels, lox and smoked salmon

In belated honour of my breakfast in New York, Sunday July 8. Baby Loss and the Pain Olympics Warning for baby loss discussion. I really have to question why seeing someone else processing their emotions is her pet peeve. Do … Continue reading

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On opting out

Captain Awkward has a thread on lateness and keeping in contact with people who are constantly late or no-shows. Her answer is worth reading, because she takes both sides seriously: the way being late feeds into anxiety or depression disorders … Continue reading

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Should you give birth privately?

A few people have been researching their options over the last few years about giving birth in Australia, and have asked me what I think about having private health insurance or giving birth in a private hospital. Background: maybe you … Continue reading

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Nannies and flexibility

Liam Hogan tweeted: Further on rebates for nannies: if they’re a response to family-unfriendly working hours, flexible childcare is solving the wrong problem. Here’s some systemic problems with childcare as it currently stands that one might hire a nanny as … Continue reading

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The practical reality of contraception, Australian edition

Background the first: The practical reality of contraception: A guide for men, by Valerie Aurora, about contraception in the US Background the second: A layperson’s intro to paying for healthcare in Australia which I wrote as specific background to this … Continue reading

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Childcare

I just got a call from a childcare centre who has had my son’s name down for nineteen months. I’m not even sure if they were offering him a place, most likely they are just culling their waiting list in … Continue reading

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Sunday Spam: hot banana bread

These are, largely, in reverse order of reading, that is, most recent first. Interesting that that tends to be a thematic ordering too. Right-wing memes ahoy – “pregnancy is not a disease” Right wing argument: pregnancy isn’t a disease. Therefore … Continue reading

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