Mummy moment: 23 and healing

This was a baby I didnโ€™t plan or want, I was scared and I had plans. My parents had plans for me, my parents had planned our lives since before we were born, and it had always followed the plans. Primary school, secondary school, university, service year, masters then get a job and get married. The Yoruba family expectations were always to be met and not messed with but I was messing with it. A baby ruined the well laid plans and I was really considering abortion, but then I told my boyfriend and he was ecstatic. … More Mummy moment: 23 and healing

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Mummy moment #34: Breast is not a dirty word (and neither is penis and vagina)

In conversation with my 6 year-old M: Mummy I remember when J was small and he was sucking on your… Me: Sucking on my what luv? (Pause) Me: Go on, say it. M: I don’t want to say it. Me: It’s not a dirty word dear. You can say it. M: (whispers) My friend said … More Mummy moment #34: Breast is not a dirty word (and neither is penis and vagina)