Throwntogetherness

or, the juxtaposition of previously unrelated trajectories

What other countries can teach us about ditching disposable nappies

What other countries can teach us about ditching disposable nappies Look familiar? Don’t fret, there are better ways. Shutterstock.com Kelly Dombroski, University of Canterbury This year, the small Pacific Island … Continue reading

July 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Academic Maternity Leave : The shame game

It is a milestone week. My baby is now past the six week mark. We saw our wonderful wise midwife for the last time professionally and were transferred into the … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Becoming a quality scholar through deep work

How do we become scholars that produce quality thinking and research, and stay sane in an academic environment where bringing in salary recovery dollars and churning out publication ‘fluff’ sometimes … Continue reading

August 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

Geopolitics of Birth

I recently gave a talk for a Homebirth Canterbury event. In it, I considered some of the connections between the #metoo campaign around sexual harassment and assault, and the #enough … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

An article six years in the making…

  I am just so ridiculously pleased to finally have this article out. I first presented the material that became this article in July 2011 in Sydney, Australia. I have … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

I know, I’ll wait, I’m here

This is re-post of a piece co-authored with Stephen Healy for The Daily Marinade , first published July 15th 2017. In a post circulating on facebook from 2016, a woman … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thinking-with, Dissenting-within

I am about three chapters in to Maria Puig de la Bellacasa’s book Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds.  In the same way that Richard Rohr seems to … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

When it comes to giving birth, having the right to choose is not the only thing that matters…

In her book The Logic of Care: Healthcare and the Problem of Patient Choice, Annemarie Mol relates a story that partially prompted her philosophical investigation into choice and care in … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Update on Sleep Deprivation, or, Magnesium, where have you been all my mothering life?

Last week I was chronically sleep deprived, and even when my son was managing to sleep at night, I was often lying awake thinking about work and relationships. This has … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

Mums and sleep deprivation

So, I am really tired. I am also coming down with something, or just struggling against a low-grade cold. My son is sleeping better this week, but even when he … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Education and Maternity Care: Public, Home or Private?

I have long been aware of the statistics that place planned homebirth on a par with public hospital births in terms of best outcomes for mothers and babies. For just … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments