Posts Tagged ‘Parenthood’

On being a single mum

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

I’m a solo, surrogate parent to a now 9 month old baby girl, 30 hours a week. Her parents have both returned back to the workforce, so I’ve been hired to go into the family home, and look after Molly four days a week. She’s cute, it has to be said. Like, super cute. Especially Read more

Pope says families who choose to be childless are selfish

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Pope Francis has said that families that choose not to have children are making a selfish choice. The Pope said this in his general audience at St Peter’s Square on February 11, during which he continued a series of reflections on the various roles in the family. A society that “views children above all as Read more

Parenting as a political activity

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The best way to describe how I felt when I first became a mother is invisible. I went from going to meetings, lectures and libraries, where people would show interest in me and my work, to being stuck in our apartment with round the clock feedings and baby care. I didn’t see many people, and, Read more

What it’s like to be a Catholic parent of GLBT children

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The young priest preached on the sanctity of life at a Denver hospice. Afterward an older couple asked him if their son, who had died of AIDS, would be in hell forever. The priest said he couldn’t answer that. More than 20 years later Shawn Reynolds still remembers the anguish on the couple’s faces. “He Read more