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Beds as Emotional Spaces

9 March 2018

In my last blog post, I looked at beds as physical spaces – spaces to be dressed, and protected.  Today I would like to delve into the idea of beds as emotional spaces. ...

Setting the Stage: The Childbed

19 January 2018

I know, I know.  It’s been ages (again).  I would offer you the usual excuses (post-doc applications, job hunting, life, etc.) but you’ve heard them all before....

Locating Birth within the Household

27 September 2017

I’m back!  Turns out the final stages of a PhD are really hard work and take up all of your time.  Who knew?! Anyway, today’s blog is about the location of childbirth...

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. ...