When speaking with a pregnant woman, have you ever asked “so when the baby is born, will you just be at home?”
If you’re a dad/partner, have you ever said “yeah the Mrs is just at home with the kids” when someone has asked what your partner does.
Have you ever thought about why we call certain body parts ‘private parts’ instead of their proper names? Or why we use names like ‘pecker,’ ‘willy’ or ‘your bits?’
‘Private parts’ is a phrase used with the best intentions. It’s meant to communicate to children that some parts of their body aren’t to be touched by others. But it’s a problematic phrase.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a planner. I like to be organised. I can’t function without to-do lists. I like to know what I’m doing ahead of time. I like to arrive on time and leave on time. The fact that I thought I’d be able to maintain my productivity and organisation levels with a newborn is now comical.
18/7/2017 0 Comments
It’s amazing how much of a difference it can make when you ask the same question a different way.
Time and time again, my husband asks me “do you want help?” Most of the time my response is “no it’s okay, I’ve got it” or “no it’s all good, I’m nearly finished.” He’ll often follow up with “you sure? I’m happy to help” but I give the same responses.
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I've wanted to start a blog for a while now. The list of post ideas was growing longer and longer in the notes section of my phone and I felt overwhelmed before I'd even begun (lesson #1 of parenting!).
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