Does girl power damage our boys?

HelenFeminist mother3 Comments

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

Finding a way to live in the moment

HelenReal parenting4 Comments

Sometimes I find it hard to live in the moment. With three kids under six my ‘moments’ include pulling my eldest away from literally climbing up the door frame like Spider girl whilst taking tea out the oven whilst attempting to wipe my 2yo’s bum – who is potty training and enjoying the habit of getting up too soon to … Read More

10 inventions for parents

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This morning as I stepped into the shower I learnt that bath crayons do not come out of white grout. They also don’t really come off the bottom of the bath if left overnight in the residue of bath water. This clearly isn’t ideal. I also had to negotiate a teapot half full of freezing cold water and a slightly … Read More