• Feminism

    Feminism Is Over … Say Women

    ‘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 that doesn’t really ‘do’ feminism” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but would be more accurate.¬†       FEMINISM IS OVER… SAY WOMEN – Daily Express   FEMINISM in the modern world is viewed as outdated and aggressive and is being shunned by women, research has found. One in seven would describe themselves as a feminist with many believing they have achieved equality with men on issues like fair pay and skills.They believe single mother turned multi-millionaire author…

  • Parenting

    Do You Have a Parenting Philosophy – Your Children are not Your Children

    Attachment Parenting, Benign Neglect, ¬†Authoritarian, Helicopter Parent, Tiger Mum – which one describes your parenting method best? Can you put a name to your Parenting Philosophy, explain it in two or three words?   In those first hazy months of parenthood, many of us read books on parenting. We search for answers, for reassurance, for advice. Or we use websites such as Mumsnet, Netmums or Babycentre. Perhaps you already had an idea of the kind of parent you wanted to be, and found that the reality of parenting was slightly different to the theory.   I can recall being indignant at my husband’s Grandmother, because she told me that when…