Lisa Pearson, aka “The Mummy Whisperer” is an author, blogger and coach who believes it is important that Mums enjoy being a Mum, because a happy mum means a happy family. In this guest post she campaigns for a fellow blogger and a better budgeting system.
I don’t agree with people getting ‘something for nothing’. I think it is bad for their self-esteem and creates a feeling of entitlement. But I do think that we have a responsibility to protect the vulnerable, especially Mums and families.
I’m a fan of budgeting.
It must be possible to still have common sense.
It must be possible to have a fair system.
It must be possible to have a sensible set of priorities.
Yes, there are people dodging the system and pretending they are ill. That doesn’t mean that everyone who is sick is pretending.
It is plain WRONG to pick on a group of people who don’t have a loud voice; Mothers, children, the elderly, the disabled, the sick.
Please Chancellor Osbourne , please stop picking on mums! Mums are where everything starts, we are important. I know you may not be in power when our kids grow up, but the ramifications of your decisions will have a dramatic effect on our society. Support the strong Mums who struggling to provide for their families or overcome illness/disability.
In particular there is a Mum I’ve mentioned before called Tamsyn; she has 4 children and a husband who had an awful accident a year ago. Because of the ‘rules’ and not quite fitting the right match of boxes, she has been struggling to feed her children. NOW they are cutting his treatment – despite massive improvement – and giving up on him. As a blogging community, we are behind her.
And so is the BabyHuddle team (inspired by Tamsyn’s SOS). Babyhuddle have helped to launch the ‘Do one thing for Tamsyn campaign and created a petition ”we are telling Chancellor George Osbourne not to cut the welfare benefits by an additional £10bn; we believe this will have a detrimental affect on Tamsyn and the thousands of others who don’t have a voice,” says Walid Al Saqqaf, founder and CEO of Babyhuddle.
- Sign the petition here.
- Turn up on Twitter (or schedule posts) at 8.30pm on Friday 12th October
- Use the hashtag #shouting4tamsyn
- And join in the conversation by tweeting blog posts, RTing other peoples’ posts, talking about the cuts and getting as many people involved as possible
Lets create a buzz that can’t be ignored!