Another Way To Follow My Blogs

Have you heard of Bloglovin’? It’s a great way to bookmark blogs so you never miss a new post. It’s free and it’s easy to use. Just a quick sign up and you’re in. Find and follow all the blogs you want to be kept abreast of, and get an email every time one of your favourite bloggers publish a new post. And you don’t need your own blog in order to use it.

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You can now follow my blogs (yes, plural) using Bloglovin’ – this one and my personal blog, Sleeping on the Edge of Sleep.

You can use this button to follow me and create your own account.

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They also have an app for iPhone, Android and iPad.

P.S. I wasn’t asked to create, or paid for, this item.

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Posted by on 08/07/2014 in Home


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Childhood illness: A 19th-century catalog of diseases suffered by the Fisher children

This register, found tucked into a family Bible, catalogs childhood diseases and vaccinations of the nine siblings in the Fisher family, who lived in Philadelphia in the nineteenth century. The pages below show the illnesses suffered by Hannah Wharton Fisher (born 1816), her sister Sarah Fox Fisher (b. 1820), their brother William Wharton Fisher (b. 1822), and their brother Thomas Wharton Fisher (b. 1827).

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Posted by on 22/02/2014 in Health, Home


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The many faces of mothers in Georgian England

Charlotte Clark:

An excellent article by Joanne Bailey

Originally posted on Joanne Bailey Muses on History:

One of the things I’ve found interesting on joining social media is how many people’s profiles include ‘mother’ and ‘father’ as part of their personal identity, alongside their occupation, their political stance, and their hobbies. Being a parent has long been part of people’s sense of self, but perhaps what struck me most in my research on parenting in the later Georgian period was how parents could draw on lots of different types of parental identity to construct their own. Probably it was the variety open to mothers that is most striking, for I think there is an assumption that maternity was a very fixed ideal and identity in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially for elite women. Having talked a lot about fathers on my blog so far, here are some of my findings about the mothers I researched.[1]


Mary Robinson, by Gainsborough, 1781. Wikimedia Commons.

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Posted by on 11/12/2013 in Home


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