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THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • MOTHERHOOD, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    PARENTING A GIFTED CHILD

    Every child is special aren’t they? On an almost weekly basis I am struck my how uniquely incredible each of mine are. But what if your kid genuinely is in a 1%, born with an exceptional high IQ? Here, Katie talks through the highs and lows of parenting her gifted son.…

  • 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.…

  • INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    GASLIGHTING AKA PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

    This list from Eliza list comes with a trigger warning as it focuses on abuse. But the unique and particularly heart-wrenching thing about this type of abuse is that it is hard to pin point. There are no physical manifestation to serve as hard evidence; instead the bruises a psychological and emotional. …

  • INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    WHY I CHOOSE TO LIVE ON A LOW INCOME

    We are taught to strive for more: bigger house, bigger salary, more possessions. More, more, more. And there is absolute nothing wrong with that. But what happens if financial wealth isn't your goal? Katie Watkins has recently sacrificed disposable income and instead opted to be skint. Here she talks through whys and wherefores of that decision. …

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER

    PMDD have you heard of it? Turns out it is PMS's evil twin. It stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and it effects 1 in 20 women and makes the days running up to their period some kind of living hell, reeking havoc with body and mind. Here Claire Walker shares her experience. …

  • 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.…