• Mamahood is hard. These days I love it more often because I've stopped caring about being the cool mum

    Cool Mum Squad: How to be Cool if You’re Not Cool

    I was never one of the cool kids. There was a part of me that desperately (and secretly) wanted to be, yet there was always a bigger part of me that somehow knew it was all a bit vacuous and pointless. I knew, even as a teen, that no amount of coolness would define my future. Of course, none of that stopped me from feeling exactly the same as most teens; a bit awkward, lost and distinctly uncool. I looked at other, seemingly cooler, girls with a mixture of disdain and longing. I wished all kinds of things; that I was skinnier, that my hair was different, that I knew how…