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Songs that change the world: What are yours?

I can vividly remember the first time I heard The Ballad of Lucy Jordan. This song/story of a suburban housewife was electrifying and its feminist message was part of a transformation at university from girl with vague ideas about gender politics to full-fledged feminist and politically engaged adult. That’s the power of protest songs: Sometimes […]

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#ONEMums: Being ill – two different versions

It’s been about two weeks since Michelle Pannell and I returned from Ethiopia on our trip with the campaigning organisation ONE. We were there to see how foreign aid is spent on programmes on the ground, on a trip arranged by ONE. For much of the time we’ve been back, I’ve been incredibly ill. In […]

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How to become a #ONEMum against poverty

On Saturday October 6 BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze, who also blogs at www.jenography.net, and Michelle Pannell, who blogs at Mummy from the Heart, went to Ethiopia with ONE.org to see first-hand the difference that international aid from countries such as the USA and UK is making to those in Ethiopia. They learned about the roles […]

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#ONEMums: What an Ethiopian Fair Trade factory looks

I spent a week in Ethiopia with the ONE organisation, seeing the worthwhile programmes funded by foreign aid and meeting people who are the new face of Ethiopia. Scroll down the bottom of the piece for information on what you can do and how to get involved. On Saturday we visited another scarf factory back […]

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#ONEMums: Farming and cooking in Ethiopia

When I walked into the woman’s house, made of branches, mud and straw, I was surprised to look to my right just inside the door and see three sheep. They were standing placidly, divided from the rest of the front room by a sheet of plastic held in place by wooden posts. On the other […]

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#ONEMums: On the road again

We’re up with the dawn this morning to fly from Behar Dar back to Addis Ababa for the final leg of what has been an inspirational and eye-opening trip. I’ll be blogging once I’m back at in Addis. Until then, here’s a picture I took yesterday on the boat to visit a monastery on Lake […]

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#ONEMums: A moving visit to schools in Ethiopia

On Tuesday we drove outside of Addis Ababa through “challenging” traffic – we were constantly being cut off by trucks, cars, bicycles and even people – to a more rural area to visit schools that are benefiting from British foreign aid. Driving through this area you see people herding goats beside the road, donkeys loaded […]

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Ending prostitution, one scarf at a time

Saba, 23, has a youthful round face and beautiful black hair pulled back into a curly ponytail. Her toenails are painted shiny silver.  Saba had a “very good life” until her father died. She went to school and lived at home with her parents. After her father died, things changed. “We didn’t have enough,” she […]

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Join the ‘It Only Takes #ONEMum’ meme

We’re delighted that our #ONEMums / #ONEMoms trip to Ethiopia – where BritMums is going along with Michelle Pannell from Mummy from the Heart to highlight the success stories of programmes funded by Britain’s foreign aid – has inspired Clare from Seasider in the City to create the ‘It Only Takes #OneMum’ meme. The focus […]

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#ONEMums Lend us your voices! meme

Tomorrow eveining, BritMums Co-Founder Jennifer Howze and long-time BritMums member Michelle Pannell leave on their trip to Ethiopia with ONE.org. to see first-hand the difference that international aid from countries such as the USA and UK is making there. It will be a unique trip allowing them to see the continent’s many challenges and success stories […]

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Will you join us on our trip to Ethiopia with #ONEMums?

On Saturday October 6 BritMums co-founder Jennifer Howze, who also blogs at www.jenography.net, and Michelle Pannell, who blogs at Mummy from the Heart, set off to Ethiopia with ONE.org to see first-hand the difference that international aid from countries such as the USA and UK is making to those in Ethiopia. It will be a […]

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#ONEMums: Should we change our view of Ethiopia?

Here’s a word-association game: What do you think when you hear “Ethiopia”? For a lot of people, Ethiopia is synonymous with “famine”, as a result of the crisis that hit the country in 1984. From that situation grew Band Aid and, later, Make Poverty History. It prompted Billy Crystal’s famous joke in When Harry Met […]

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Why you’ll find BritMums in Ethiopia this October

As a parent, sometimes I find it difficult to begin to solve my own problems much less my family’s problems. But then, how do we begin to tackle the even bigger problems in the world: poverty, disease, hunger? Do we read a book? Give money? Raise awareness among people we know? Sign a petition or […]

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ONE Mums: Brit parent bloggers join forces with Bono’s charity

BritMums is proud to be a founding member of ONE Mums – along with Michelle from Mummy From the Heart, Kate from Kate on Thin Ice, Alex from Doing It All for Aleyna, Michelle from The American Resident, Melitsa from Play Activities, Laura from Chez Mummy and BritMums co-founders Jennifer of www.Jenography.net and Susanna from A […]

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Join the #ONEMums and #LetsThrive Twitter Party

We know mums make a difference to their children, families, friends, colleagues and good causes. We want to celebrate that with a BritMums #ONEMums and #LetsThrive Twitter party on 10th April 2012. Be around on Twitter next Tuesday between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to shout out the small things mums do that make a big difference. […]

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