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  • 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:…

  • 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. …

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, USEFUL

    ENDOMETRIOSIS. AGONISING & MISUNDERSTOOD

    Endometriosis is very common and it’s thought that 1 in 10 women. At worst it can be life limiting, at best it is life altering. In spite of this it is based represented and misunderstood. In a bid to change that this anonymous shares the reality of being an endo-sufferer.…

  • 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.…

  • INSPIRING, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, TRAVEL, USEFUL

    CLIMATE CHANGE: THE MOTHER OF ALL PROBLEMS

    Climate Change is everybody's issue. We all have two options: to do our bit or to go beyond and give our everything into genuinely having an impact into the future of our planet, or most importantly, the planet our children and grandchildren will inherit. Here Sophie Tait of @trashplastic tells us in no uncertain terms what needs to be done…

  • INSPIRING, MOTHERHOOD, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    OUR BOY WOODY & HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM

    What are the key signs of Autism? Sometimes, especially with High Functioning Autism it can manifest in ways that are more complex to diagnosis, especially if like Charlotte's son Woody the child is particularly adept at masking them. Here she shares an insight into her brilliant boy and how he sees the world.…