I met Vivian in Nairobi. We were told that we were to meet a young woman who had narrowly escaped Female Genital Circumcision (FGM), a practice that is barbaric[...]
Numbers are funny things, aren't they?
If I said a house I bought a house in London that cost £287,000, then you would know that it was not a particularly posh area [...]
'Woman denied a termination dies in hospital'
I was making my breakfast while checking Twitter when this headline caught my eye.
I opened the link, to the Irish[...]
Panel discussion at the Mumsnet Blogfest 2012, headed by Eleanor Mills, Times Online journalist
The word ‘troll’ for a person who comments on blogs or on[...]
Panel discussion at the Mumsnet Blogfest 2012, hosted by Gaby Wood, Head of Books, Daily Telegraph
The journalists Zoe Williams and Zoe Strimpel, writer [...]
I flew to London this weekend to attend the Mumsnet Blogfest. Parenting website Mumsnet had assembled a speakers list which was as dazzling as it was varied. Miriam Gonzales Durant[...]
I am flabbergasted at Asda's Christmas ad.
There are people in this country who sat down, thought up this ad, presented it to another group of people, one or sever[...]
Do you like to discover new blogs?
If you do, then you are in for a treat. I did this a while ago and it was a great success and we found loads of great new blogs.
How do you teach your child to be good with money?
Are some people pre-destined to be sensible savers, or is it a learned skill?
When I saw the competition by Money[...]
In the past weeks it has been almost impossible to open a newspaper or click on a blog link without reading something about Jimmy Savile. I have avoided the topic, not because I [...]
I read with interest the article in the Daily Telegraph about a food blogger's review of a Dubai restaurant, and the Italian chef's response. The blogger FooDiva had visited the be[...]
'Feminism is over ... say women'
Wow. That is a snappy headline. The alternative headline, "Feminism is over according a small sample of mothers on a parenting website tha[...]
What does the phrase 'the cult of motherhood' mean to you?
It came to me this morning during an interesting discussion on Twitter about being a mother. I have stor[...]
You know what enraged me most about this article from the Guardian on the rising numbers of UK citizens receiving food aid?
Not the fact that the number of people seeking [...]
One of the amazing experiences that I had when I was in Kenya was meeting the women's collective of the Marura village. These women had decided to work together to rais[...]
Ban TV for children under three years old - every couple of years a new 'study' is released calling for banning of TV for young children. This one was released by Psychol[...]
A 404 Page Not Found message normally means that someone has clicked on a link to your blog or website and the link was broken. Perhaps you have deleted the post or page, perha[...]
Can you imagine believing that you may have discovered the cure for cancer? How that must feel, to be at such an exciting juncture of medical research.
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