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What to expect when you’re not expecting III: Not great news

What to expect when you’re not expecting III: Not great news

So you might have read my piece, and/or Kim’s piece about our adventures through infertility. It’s been a hard road. And we had just started the next chapter which was a cycle of IVF.

by × March 23, 2017 × 2 comments

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What to expect when you’re not expecting II (vaginas)

What to expect when you’re not expecting II (vaginas)

If my doctor had sat me down when my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby and said “Kim, this is going to be a hard road and also you’ve got two vaginas”, I would have doubled over and laughed at the absurdity of it.

by × March 13, 2017 × 6 comments

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What to expect when you’re not expecting

What to expect when you’re not expecting

I’m not a huge fan of revealing too much personal information on a blog that is read by 10s of people but here we go, this is as personal as it gets. Also, this post may get super long. Sorry.

by × March 7, 2017 × 33 comments

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The dashing dildo dangler

The dashing dildo dangler

Dear SSBS, Recently I fell on hard times, living in my best friend’s pocket. Back to the job market I went to find work on the line at a plastic press.

by × August 27, 2015 × 0 comments

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My elevator rides are a lot duller than this letter writer's

What to do about office shenanigans (nsfw language)

Dear Slightly (if I may be so familiar), I have been suffering alone for months, and I am so glad that finally the right advice columnist has come along to help me with my problem.

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Becoming a grown up

Becoming a grown up

I used to think that no-one ever really grows up. There are all these milestones that are supposed to signify maturity

by × June 26, 2015 × 4 comments

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Fuck yeah

American Political Batshit: Health Care

I want to tell you about the time I got sick. Not like, “Oh, I have a cold” sick, but “I could very easily die” sick.

by × December 22, 2014 × 0 comments

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I could have chosen far worse photos for this story. You're welcome.

Should I shave my balls?

Dear Slightly Slutty Barren Spinster I am a gentleman who likes to maintain a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene.

by × December 18, 2014 × 0 comments

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So many hotties, so little compassion: Our Agony Aunt responds

So many hotties, so little compassion: Our Agony Aunt responds

Dear Slightly Slutty Barren Spinster I have been in a relationship for quite some time and, to be perfectly honest, I prefer drinking heavily and wishing my moral compass wasn’t pointing me on a course to propositioning an attractive co-worker to actually being in my relationship.

by × December 4, 2014 × 0 comments

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Faith in humanity: increased

Faith in humanity: increased

A couple of days ago I got an email from a real estate who Kim and I had looked at a house with. She wasn’t asking if we had found a house (we have) or if we were selling a house (we’re not) but rather she emailed because she was helping organise collectors for the Breast Cancer Foundation and wondered if I could help be a collector.

by × October 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Becoming a mother

Becoming a mother

By Charlotte McLauchlan So much has been written about it.  The enormous life change, the intoxicating love for your baby,

by × October 3, 2014 × 0 comments

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I just want you to know that while looking for an image to use, I saw some things

Labour pains

**warning, this post a) is quite long and b) gets quite explicit in places**

by × September 29, 2014 × 4 comments

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This is your baby in London, pining for New Zealand

The terror of procreation part II

We had always decided that we would be coming home to have children. Hats off to our fellow Kiwis who are doing the hard yards raising a child in London – I do not envy you.

by × July 7, 2014 × 0 comments

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Mrs Dann’s Blog and high functioning alcoholics

Mrs Dann’s Blog and high functioning alcoholics

I’ve just been reading Mrs D’s cool as blog about quitting wine.

by × June 30, 2014 × 0 comments

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This is not the Doctor you are looking for

Doctors against obesity

By Nicole Skews. This blog is an x-post from Coley’s blog which you can find at www.tangerina.co.nz

by × June 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Though not Lobby Lud, I imagine this is how he looks all the time

The Terror of procreation

Part one of an occasional series (when I’ve had enough sleep to enable typing).

by × May 19, 2014 × 1 comment

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Mental health in academia: overworked and stressed

Mental health in academia: overworked and stressed

I first knew that something was wrong when I went from joking with friends that I would rather jump in front of a truck than work on my thesis to genuinely thinking “is that an option here?”

by × April 15, 2014 × 0 comments

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Online bullying: won’t somebody think of the children?

Online bullying: won’t somebody think of the children?

Get your pitchforks, light up those torches and pack your bags kids cause apparently there’s a bandwagon to jump on and it’s called Condemning Online Bullying.

by × February 25, 2014 × 6 comments