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

Mama Interview – Dr Jessamy Hibberd

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Here we feature another interview with a mother doing deeply rewarding and fascinating work alongside raising a family. Thank you so much Jessamy for sharing your thoughts on motherhood and life! Tell us a bit about you: I’m a mother of three and a Clinical Psychologist. We live near the coast in Hove, where my boy and two girls (aged … Read More

Why the “Insta-Mum backlash” is a positive thing

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“Insta-mums are slammed by ordinary mothers” shouts the headline from our old favourite The Daily Mail. Describing a pretty un-headline worthy conversation on a Mumsnet forum. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s really not worth your time. Yes, there are some potentially unhelpful comments. Yes, I am in total agreement that as women and mothers we need to stick together … Read More

5 Ways to Organise Your News Feed

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Organising my news feed has been on my list for ages. I tried a while ago then dejected by the enormity of the task decided not to bother. How frustrating is it though when you get a golden ten minutes then realise you have spent it reading about someone else’s holiday on Facebook or scrolling through random news stories that … Read More

More role models required…

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On our recent Game Changers programme someone asked me for some more real life stories of where it can work. Stories of other mothers who are doing something they love, have changed the rules around working parenthood, have swapped careers. This is something that’s been on my mind for a while. I used to blog real stories of returning to … Read More

Record a conversation you’ve always wanted to have

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This week’s challenge is basically about creating your own Listening Project. If you haven’t heard some of the fascinating conversations recorded on the BBC Radio 4 Listening Project then have a look or take part here. It is basically about capturing conversations to build up a picture of life today in the UK, the conversations are recorded and then get archived … Read More

A Mum’s Digital Detox

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Working for myself and using social media for my business means that I’ve started to have an issue with blurred boundaries. It’s not a massive issue currently but I can see that it has potential so I am taking action. Largely in the form of a week long digital detox holiday with a pool and sunshine and large quantities of … Read More

Why you should never take on a 2yo

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I’ve entered negotiations. There is tension in the air, the other person in the room stands back and looks on with a mixture of interest and intrigue, perhaps even admiration for the participant taking on the establishment. I didn’t enter negotiations by choice of course, I am REALLY bad at negotiating. In past career discussions I have uttered the words, … Read More