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  • 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 PRIVILEGE

    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.…

  • EMOTIONAL, FUNNY, INSPIRING, MUST READ

    WHAT I HAVE LEARNED AND WHAT I AM YET TO LEARN AT 50

    Who else has this imagined of who we will be when we 'grow-up'? And then you get to that age or point in life and realise that although you may have changed and grown in some ways, there is always more stuff to learn. Not only that you have a whole load of stuff to 'un-learn' too. Here, Ashleigh Edwards explores where her head is at 50.…

  • EMOTIONAL, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    LIFE AFTER MY MUM DIED

    Losing a parent is inevitable. Here Sally of @life_lemonaid tries to make sense of losing her Mum, from the painful moments, to organising a funeral that felt fitting, right through to how she believes her Mothers legacy lives on. A intimate, emotional list:…

  • INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    THE REASON I STRUGGLE AS A STEPMUM

    The are approximately 500 thousand step-families in the UK, yet the experience of the Stepparent can often be largely unspoken about. Which is why this list from Cilla aka @thestepmumsclub is so refreshing. She talks of wanting to build a relationship with birth Mothers and struggling to voice the challenges and bumps in the road without being automatically cast in a hugely negative role.…

  • MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    WORK LIFE BALANCE? NOT ME

    We are all sold a dream of 'Work/Life Balance', but is it ever possible? Especially when life isn't as black and white.Nicola Washington muses the grey area that is the domestic load and questions the emotional burden of it not being considered 'work' whilst not necessarily leaving one fulfilled enough to be considered 'Living' in the sense we are suppose to desire.…