Dirty Dishes – Ranty Stuff

Life, Love and Dirty Dishes is mainly about parenting.  Living life with small people and the situations we find ourselves in.  Dirty Dishes refers to the not so pleasant but unavoidable things we have to deal with.  It’s my space where I sometimes talk about hot issues and first world problems.  We all need to have a rant every now and then don’t we.  

Part & Parcel of Being a Woman

  It’s a very scary time for young men. President Trump 2018   Really President Trump. Really?   That statement makes me angry.  Really angry.   Because all my life it’s been a dangerous time to be a young woman.       But it is only with the emergence of the #metoo campaign that […] Read more…

Definitions of Donald Trump

There are things I find in life incomprehensible.  Serious things like child abuse, and rape.  Not so serious things like the Star Wars phenomenon and the fact that at some point This Is us is going to have to end.  But I genuinely cannot get my head around the fact that a mentally unstable person […] Read more…

children being denied antibiotics?

Are children being denied antibiotics

Antibiotics have been oversubscribed for years and we are facing a situation where people could become immune to their effects.  Therefore something had to change.  And I have noticed a change.  At my doctors surgery it is incredibly rare to be prescribed antibiotics.  Everything is ‘viral’.  Whilst I don’t disagree that there needs to be […] Read more…

Stop Birth Shaming

I was shocked to discover the other day just how many of my friends have been birth shamed.  To be honest I didn’t really know it was a thing.  But snide little comments about epidurals, C-sections and inductions.  Society pushes natural birth on us so much that women feel like they have somehow failed if […] Read more…

What’s Natural About Parenting?

You hear the word natural a lot as soon as you become pregnant.  And that word ‘natural’ hangs around for the next year or so. Did you conceive naturally?  Was it a natural birth?  Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world.  You’ve taken to it like a natural. But when you really think about it having a […] Read more…

I'm not lucky

I’m Not Lucky

I have a big problem with people that blame things on ‘bad luck.’  These same people often attribute other people with being lucky.  And it’s something I actually find quite offensive, because it implies that my opportunities had nothing to do with me, and that it was pretty much handed to me on a plate. […] Read more…

12 Period Problems

I got my first period when I was 11 years old and have been regular as clockwork ever since. Having a best friend who was a year older than me meant I couldn’t wait to start. It was like an exclusive club that I wanted to be a member of so bad.  Of course as […] Read more…

children are too much for me

My Children Are Too Much For Me

I have two children and I am done making babies.  I no this with no shadow of a doubt.  Give me a newborn and I will coo and cluck and savour those cuddles, but I won’t hand them back and feel a hole that another baby needs to fill.  My two kids are enough for […] Read more…

Gender Neutral

Is Gender Neutral Going Too Far?

I need to start by saying that I believe men and women are equals.  I think there is still a lot of sexism in the world and that makes me sad, and mad.  Kids should be allowed to play with whatever toys they want.   A toy is a toy, irrespective of gender.  Slogans printed […] Read more…

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Alexa, We Need to Talk

Our relationship has reached it’s end. My feelings aren’t the same anymore.  I want to tell you that it’s not you, it’s me, but I think deep down Alexa, we both know we’ve had our parts to play. In the beginning I was cold.  It took me a long time to let my guard down […] Read more…

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