Tag: mothering


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High Heels and Lipstick

Monday, October 22, 2018

Rachel O’Leary, Cambridge, UK Clickety-clack, clickety-clack. Must be ten o’clock. There goes Carol from up the road in her high heels, lipstick bright, hair neat, covers on the pram spotless.  I twitch the curtain so she can’t see me—still in my dressing-gown, hair all over the place, house covered in laundry—and sit on the stairs to feed the … Read More


Monday, October 22, 2018

Laila Safraz, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK Originally published June 2016 After a rough start with a baby that screamed for three hours every evening for the first three months of her life, a very sickly baby—she was my fourth and I had not been in this situation before—postpartum depression followed. Thankfully the depression was short lived. I … Read More