Warning: This post was published more than 10 years ago.
I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!
But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:
- My views might have changed in the 10 years since I wrote this post.
- This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
- Factual information might be outdated.
- Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.
Many thanks for your understanding.
Over the festive season, I’ll probably not be around to post on the site.
So, to fill the gap, I’ve picked out some posts from the archive that are particularly interesting for the discussion they’ve generated – discussions you may have missed if you only read posts when they are first published. Four posts have been chosen in total – one for today, one for tomorrow, one for Christmas Eve, and one for Boxing Day – and a post will appear here on the front page pointing you in the direction of these interesting nuggets. This is the first time I’ve done something like this, so I hope you like it, and I hope it encourages you to dig through the archive of over 1,000 posts more often.
Just a quick note to say that ask that in all cases, please post any comments back on the original post. I’ve arranged for these comments threads to remain open longer than usual, since they normally close after a year (which would be most unhelpful when pointing you in the direction of old posts!).
Normal service will be resumed after Christmas.
“But what’s today’s choice?”, I hear you cry! Well, appropriately for Christmas, it’s a post which generated a lot of inspirational discussion from young women who were making the best of life, despite also being mothers. It was a very short post, whose discussion is many times longer. The original article referenced in the post is well worth a read too, if you missed it first time round. The post is: Being a teenage mum, originally posted back in September 2005.
I hope you enjoy the read!