Can we talk about gender balance at home?

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This year’s theme for International Women’s Day #IWD2019 is balance for better #balanceforbetter. “Balance after all, is not just a women’s issue, it’s a business issue” rightly states the website. Collective responsibility, shared action to create a gender balanced world. In which case, can we talk about gender balance at home? I feel like this is almost the elephant in … Read More

Does girl power damage our boys?

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We have three children, two girls and a boy, all under the age of 7. I am a feminist, my husband would, I’m pretty sure, describe himself as feminist too (though perhaps not as shouty as me) and we are trying to raise ALL our children to believe in equality for both genders. With our girls I’m pretty sure of … Read More

A working mum’s letter to my employer

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To: My Employer From: A Working Mum When I returned to work after maternity leave you viewed me differently. We discussed that “my priorities had changed” and therefore future promotions that were previously on the cards must be put on hold. And that, I later realised (if I was to continue to work part time anyway) meant to no longer … Read More

Guilty Mothers Club Turns Two!

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I’m celebrating two years of Guilty Mothers Club this month. Two whole years, how on earth has that happened.  So much has changed and there is also so much more change on it’s way…. Personally our lives are now very different to a year ago. GBK is now fully settled in to his stay-at-home-dad role (he is taking a year … Read More

Embracing our Inner Slattern

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As beautiful as this time of year is, as mellow as the weather has been and as exciting as it has been to finally get some time to myself after ten – yup, count ‘em –weeks of summer holidays, September has been incredibly hard work. My oldest boy, Bear, started school two weeks ago. His first week was fine but … Read More