Author Archives: genesiaalves

About genesiaalves

40, married, mum of 3. Writer, biter.

Dur dur d’etre bebe

Modern times are awash with as many references to peoples’ ‘inner child’ as there are cats and lunches on social media. The erroneous idealization of the ‘inner child’ comes from the tendency to view childhood with a rose-tinted lens, a … Continue reading

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Home.

  I want a gentle upheaval. Like to have to ask for a coffee in a new language. To rummage through a wallet full of unfamiliar currency, hand over a crisp note, its colour a habit yet to be formed, … Continue reading

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Learning to Fly (or BABES ON A PLANE AAARRRGGH!)

Some time before your fledglings actually leave the nest, you’re probably going to have to get on a Big Iron Bird. If you’re in the loop about the whole Babies on Planes propaganda, you’ll know that it’s quite trendy now … Continue reading

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Working Boobies!

If the title of this piece brought mental images of swinging nipple-tassles or a bar called Hooters, dude, you’re in the wrong section of this website. If you’re a mama, yes, this is about breast-feeding. A woman’s work; no one … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Not Alright

The booking representative at the famous five star hotel was polite but adamant, “I’m sorry ma’am. We will not allow more than one child in a room. We are a luxury hotel.” LeaveThemBehind.com, ‘dedicated to the peaceful side of life’, urges you … Continue reading

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An everyday kind of love…

    Everyone has a favourite love story. Despite the urbane ‘modern  love’  brainwashing we’ve subjected ourselves to via the likes of Sex and the City, ‘He’s Not That Into You’ and other pop-cultural tat, the human heart remains greedy, … Continue reading

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Who’s growing up too fast? Not YOU, Mum!

I’m laughing at a story about Madonna and her daughter Lourdes at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Madonna is wearing a lacy, see-through dress with boy shorts that leave half her well-toned, 53 year old buns out on display. Madonna … Continue reading

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