Using Self Doubt to Fuel Personal Growth

Quite often, I’m riddled with self doubt. Sometimes it’s manageable, other times it holds me back to the point where I want to quit whatever it is that I’m doing. But the vast majority of the time, I try to use my self doubt to fuel some sort of personal growth. As of this writing, I’m feeling that much self doubt about my writing that I’m writing a post about self doubt. I have to write about this as it’s all I can currently think about. Since I use this blog to talk openly about what’s going on, that’s what…

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How Not Dressing a Girl in Pink Promotes Gender Stereotypes

I sometimes dress our baby girl in pink. According to some people, by dressing her in this colour I’m reinforcing outdated gender stereotypes. Some minister via the Independent even went as far to say “dressing your daughter in pink and buying her ‘girly’ toys damages the future of our economy.” So I’m here to talk some sense into people and say that dressing your girl in pink doesn’t promote gender stereotypes, but avoiding it altogether might! Before I carry on with this post, I will admit that I am being slightly facetious with what I’m about to say. I have my…

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Arguing In Front of Children – Is it Really a Bad Thing?

In an article posted on the BBC, they talked about the negative affects that might arise as a result of arguing in front of children. On the surface, arguing in front of children sounds like a bad idea. And there’s a chance that it is. But like most things in life there is more to this topic than first meets the eye. So I’m going to ask one very simple question: is it really a bad thing? What Damage Does Arguing in front of children actually do? There’s no doubt that persistent, destructive arguing can be damaging to not only…

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What are the Concerns About Home Education?

Don’t get me wrong – and excuse the phrasing – but I love jumping balls deep into stuff. Once I like the idea of something, and I want to do it, I bloody go for it. And for some reason I’ve been infectiously drawn into the idea of home education. The more I think about it the more I love the idea of home educating our daughter – and other future children. But there are still some concerns for me over whether home education is right for us. So if you didn’t guess from the title, this post is going…

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Home Education: 9 Reasons I Want to Home Educate

Recently I’ve really started to think more about the idea of home education. And I mean really think about it. I know it’s something that I want to look more into because I can feel myself getting excited by the prospect of doing it. If something excites you this much, then you owe it to yourself to look into it. If you find yourself in a similar position, then Im just here to talk about the potential positives of home education. What I Like About Home Education – The Positives of Home Schooling To put it simply, I just want…

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