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  • MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    EMERGENCY HOME SCHOOLING (OR NOT)

    The pressure on parents to try and hold to down a job, whilst maintaining their kid's education and stay sane and do it all under one roof and only getting out of the house once a day is A LOT. Kathryn is an ex-teacher, Mother of 3, turned business owner (she is the founder of Nana's Manners) and this is here encapsulation of the current situation:…

  • LOVE & MARRIAGE, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL, WORK & MONEY

    FINANCIAL ABUSE

    Domestic abuse can take many shapes, one that is often overlooked is financial abuse. It occurs as frequently as, and often comes hand in hand with, emotion and physical abuse. Here Kim Chambers, a Financial Abuse Specialist working in NatWest’s customer protection team shares insight into how this type of abuse manifests, signs of what to look out for and where to seek help for either yourself or a loved one who may be a victim:…

  • EMOTIONAL, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    I’M NOT THE NANNY AND OTHER ASSUMPTIONS

    As a white British Women I am increasingly aware of my own privilege, and rightly so. For many subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) racism is a day to day issue, whether that be the way you are greeted at the local playgroup or even the care you receive on the labour ward. Luisa Brown sheds light on the assumptions she has encountered.…

  • EMOTIONAL, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    BORN INTO A FAMILY OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

    This anonymous writer came forward wanting to give a glimpse into her upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness. It isn't conclusive and of course does not represent the feelings or opinions of everyone who has been involved with the religion.  It is her experience, which she has written about bravely and from the heart.…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MUST READ

    MENOPAUSE: A CURSE & A PRIVILEDGE

    Until recent years, menopause was rarely discussed in mainstream media. Louise & Meg Matthews are committed to changing that and helping everyone (not just women!) understand the wide impact it has and in doing so offering support and reassuring. This list is a great example of how much there is to learn.…