I've pondered a while whether I should write this post, air my views and explore a subject that frankly, needs more airing and exploring. A grey area I've shied away from writing. For fear of being judged, of being considered 'too white' to have experienced racism, for fear of not being taken seriously.
As women, born, raised and living in the Western world we are so incredibly fortunate. A fact many of us take for granted - I know I do. It's incredibly easy to get caught up in our so called 'First World Problems'. Traffic jams, broken boilers and impending deadlines all pale into insignificance compared to many womens' lives in the developing world, for whom war, poverty and disease is a daily reality. If you are keen to support women in these situations, one of the ways you can do something to make a difference is by rocking one the super cool tops from the Blogzine Selfish Mother.
After a mild December, the mercury has dramatically dropped in recent weeks. Winter has well and truly arrived, people!
Tuesday was one of my life highlights. I was honoured to be asked to speak at Mosaic, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007.
It's time for Wonderful Women, a regular series that features incredible and inspiring women whom I have had the pleasure of interviewing. This week, I am speaking to Chloe Brett the Programmes Director of Street Child, which is a vital charity aiming to create educational opportunity for some of the world's most vulnerable children.
It's time for the latest Wonderful Women interview, which is one of my favourite features on this blog - celebrating all the incredibly inspiring and kick-ass women out there!
If there is one thing Patience Brewster is, it is an honest mum. Motherhood always came first, now and back in the late 70’s early 80’s, what she refers to as the dark ages, at a time when it was not so easy to work at home. No daycare at first, no computers. But it provided the best of both worlds as she illustrated children’s books with babies on her desk, and as her children got older, painted for galleries and for stationery companies and then designs for a huge international gift company.
Kelle Bryan was part of Britain’s most successful R&B group ever, Eternal, selling over 10 million records, notching up 14 top 15 UK hits and four top ten albums, as well as achieving Brit Award nominations, MOBOs and Smash Hits Awards, embarking on 4 world tours and even performing for Pope Jean Paul II.
Today (Oct 2nd) is World Smile Day, a day coined by Harvey Ball - the creator of the iconic smiley face no less! An emoji before phones and computers even existed! :) To mark World Smile Day, Primula Cheese are working with Make-A-Wish® UK to raise funds to help grant magical wishes to children fighting life-threatening conditions.
If you had one wish for your children, what would it be? I was recently asked this question by Pampers and Unicef as part of their 10th anniversary campaign of coming together for their one, unified wish - to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus everywhere.
I want this post to be as positive as possible, really I do but I write this with a frustratingly sore, burnt leg after I spilt a cup of boiling hot tea down myself- and over my poor laptop (which has only just recovered from being swamped by water earlier this month enduring a trip to Google Android hospital) so the pain in my leg might just reveal itself in my words.
There's lots that you could do from the comfort of your own home. Please don't turn a blind eye. Do something to help. Anything. Whatever you decide, don't choose apathy. #SaveSyriasChildren To donate £5 please text SYRIA to 70008
This moth's Who's the Daddy features Al Ferguson, the founder of The Dad Network on the similarities between a parent and their child...
With Father's Day not far off, on Sunday June 21st, I'm starting to plan how I'll be spoiling the 2 main (grown) men in my life - my husband of 10 years, Peter, and of course the one and only Papa G.