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Why I am reclaiming feminism for stay-at-home mums

Blogger and writer Emma Critchley is a stay at home mother. She’s also a feminist. Is that possible? Here, she makes her case. I was born during the very last dying gulps of the ’70s. I had been conceived amongst a backdrop of dungarees, flowery clothes, and the promise of equality. I was a child of […]

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Trump the terrifying

The man has been in the media as one of the US Presidential candidates but his taped remarks from an old television appearance  have been him in the media for the wrong reasons. Here, blogger and writer Emma Critchley gives her thoughts on Donald Trump, and his comments on women. When I think of Trump, I think […]

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We need to avoid Mummy Wars Part 2

Since this post was published, Andrea Leadsom has dramatically dropped out of the Tory party leadership contest. We’d still love your thoughts on the continuing threat of the Mummy Wars. Read on!    The two-woman contest for leadership of the Tory party and Prime Minister — between the childfree Theresa May and mother of three Andrea […]

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Why I’m keeping my children home as a protest on May 3rd

Penny Alexander is a former educational consultant, teacher and head of department in secondary school, she has two children aged 7 and 9 and blogs about family lifestyle and travel at parentshaped.co.uk, wayfair.co.uk/aresidence and spaceinyourcase.com. Here she shares her views on the upcoming May 3rd strikes and how supporters can get involved. What are the […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: A fresh start

I have been writing the Politics Round-up for BritMums for a few years now, and the time has come to give it a bit of a shake up. The round-up will now be titled ‘Current Affairs’. It will still cover politics, but also be broad enough to take in any topical news stories in all […]

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Guest Post: Amber Rudd, MP, on the #PowerToSwitch

Amber Rudd, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, on the #PowerToSwitch. You can follow her on @AmberRuddMP. I really enjoyed following the BritMums #PowerToSwitch Twitter party on Tuesday. Some fantastic savings were made and endless ideas shared on how to spend that extra cash. As many of you […]

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Guest post: How to tackle revenge porn

As parents, we must grapple with the role the Internet plays in our lives and our children’s lives. One of the relatively new issues is revenge porn, which can be problematic for boys and girls. Conservative MP Shailesh Vara (right), Justice Minister, writes about the topic is this guest post: The sharing of private sexually […]

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How to interview Nick Clegg

  Just the other day I attended an event at the London HQ of professional services giant Deloitte. The event had seen my appearance on the BritMums Hangout with Jo Swinson on shared parental leave, and had arranged to discuss family friendly work practices and what employers could do to be more flexible so staff […]

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Jo Swinson: Shared Parental Leave helps close pay gap

Recently BritMums had a hangout on air with MP Jo Swinson, talking about Shared Parental Leave. Here, she writes in a guest post about how shared leave can help close the gender pay gap, which has endured for too long. Jo Swinson writes: This week, on Tuesday 4 November , we had Equal Pay Day […]

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