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INSPIRING

  • BODY IMAGE, BY CLEMMIE TELFORD, EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    MOAL X BUT WHY?

    As you have more than likely heard by now, I published my first book last week!! It's called BUT WHY: How to Answer tricky questions from kids and have an honest conversation with yourself. The source of the answers for BUT WHY? came from all over - the podcast, interviews with experts, conversations on Instagram but also from here on Mother of All Lists. All of the lists have taught me something, but a couple were so significant that I felt honoured to be able to include them in the final edit of the book…

  • INSPIRING, WORK & MONEY

    BREAKING THE MONEY TABOO

    It's easy to bury your head in the sand when it comes to money, or switch off when someone mentions the word 'pension', and it's definitely something I've been guilty of.  But more recently, I've started to sit up and take more of an interest, and you know what? It's REALLY empowering. As Laura Dempster explains, we should be teaching basic money management in schools, and we should start talking about it and learning about it. Money is part of all of our lives.…

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING

    MY JOURNEY WITH DYSLEXIA AND SELF BELIEF

    Today seems like a good moment to share this one. I have been recording the audiobook version of my book 'BUT WHY?' week and I found it really tough. I had forgotten that being dyslexic makes reading out loud from a script challenging; I can't seem to get my eyes, brain, and mouth to communicate to one another properly. With this in mind Frankie Watkin's account of how dyslexia impacted her self-esteem felt entirely relatable and relevant. Thank you Frankie .…

  • INSPIRING, MOTHERHOOD, SOCIAL MEDIA

    PARENTING AS A SOLO MUM

    e are sold this idea that: we grow-up, meet a partner, have kids... but of course it doesn't work like that.  For Mel as she reached the latter half of her 30's she became aware that her desire to have a baby was actually clouding her judgement when dating. So she decided to follow a different root as solo parent.…

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THE REALITY OF FOOD IN SCHOOLS

    When the free school meals provision (or lack of it) was in the press a couple of weeks ago I asked my friend Naomi for her insight from the 'front line', as it were. Naomi is the CEO of Chefs in Schools a brilliant team of chefs and teachers who transform food, food culture and food education in primary s…

  • EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, MUST READ

    NARCISSISTIC & SEXUAL ABUSE IN A RELATIONSHIP

    This list has been in my 'to put live' file for a long time (thank you April for your patience). Though I am passionate about sharing tricky subjects I am also wary of trying to judge the mood. As such I have found myself waiting for the 'right time' to share this; the fact is there is no 'right time'. So here it is. …

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING

    COPING WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS (PLUS A PANDEMIC)

    Emma wrote about her experience of Endometriosis for MOAL a couple of years ago and it continues to be one that stays with me, so when she reached out with a follow-up piece on living with a chronic health condition during Covid-19 I jumped at the chance to share it…