• 5 WHYZ,  Editors Picks,  Feminism

    5 Reasons Why You Should Raise Boys to Be Feminists

    1) Education:  Kids aren’t born knowing about inequality in society. They don’t know that as soon as they can recognise colours and sounds, they are being pigeon-holed into a specific gender by the world around them. So we need to explain and show them about the world sees and treats girls and boys differently (at the moment!) but that it’s changing. My son struggled with the concept to begin with. He didn’t see why there should be a movement JUST for girls! He wanted there to be “man-anism!” It does seem a bit unfair to young boys that suddenly there seems to be all this talk about “girl power” and…

  • Editors Picks,  Life

    How To Have A Middle Class Holiday On A Working Class Budget: At Bluestone, Wales

    Last week we had a mid week break at Bluestone National Park Resort in Wales. The break was given to me for free in exchange for a few social media posts and this written review on my website. I’m not one to miss out on a freebie and grasped the opportunity with both hands, not only pulling my five year old out of school but also bringing my parents along with us! We had a great time. And you can check out my Instagram stories and photos here. However, when it comes to writing this review I am going to take a less orthodox approach. I could easily wax lyrical…

  • Editors Picks,  Feminism,  Parenting

    Our Daughter’s Daughters Will Adore Us

    “Our daughter’s daughters will adore us – and they’ll sing in grateful chorus – well done!” A rather iconic scene from a rather iconic movie. Mary Poppins is a movie from my childhood that stands out for many reasons. Notably the amazing soundtrack, the wishful thinking of snapping your fingers and the room tidying itself, being able to jump into paintings on the pavements and join the wonderful world of the colourful characters. But that scene of Mrs Bank’s marching around her hallway, proudly singing and sporting the ‘Votes For Women’ sashes. That scene has always stuck with me. From childhood to adulthood. And when it came to my time…

  • Editors Picks,  Speak Up

    My Mother Taught Me To Hate Other Women

    For as long as I can remember, my relationship with my mother has been complicated. As a child, I was told continually by both her and everybody else around me how fortunate I was to have a mother like her. I was spoiled in many ways. Showered with gifts constantly. My birthdays were always extravagant affairs celebrated with big lavish parties, and expensive presents. Anything I ever wanted, I could usually have. Christmases were much the same. There was never a time when my wishlist to Santa went unfulfilled. I had the bedroom of dreams. All of the latest toys. The most adorable outfits. I was the envy of my…

  • 5 WHYZ,  Editors Picks,  Parenting

    5 Reasons Why I Ignore Mums At School

    The best thing about a collective blog is you can write about things you wouldn’t normally put on your own. This, is one of them. Now Before I start here’s a disclaimer, I have some awesome mummy friends, some I’ve even met through the school and I’m all about sista hood!! And supporting other mothers etc etc but there are some things I don’t like and I’m not afraid to share them…… here….. (far too terrified to share them on my own platform) So here we go! 5 reasons why I rarely talk to other Mum’s in the playground Reason 1 I’m scared that if I talk to you once,…

  • Editors Picks,  Parenting

    Have Parenting Blogs Had Their Day?

    I know how that sounds, especially from an actual parenting blogger! But there is method behind the madness so just hear me out… Instagram has been growing in popularity for years, with over an eighth of the world’s population using the app. In 2016, 95 million posts were uploaded a day and the chances are that, that statistic has increased largely by now. There’s also been an 80% increase, year on year, for videos whether that’s Stories, on your feed or their new feature, IGTV. So why am I telling you this? As a blogger, I research the platforms I use to promote my work and while Facebook gets me…