It always throws me into disarray when a government announcement results in a flurry of blogposts just as I was about to submit the months politics round-up. Sometimes I pick them up the following month, but the business of vouchers for breastfeeding has taken up my twitter and blog feed so completely today that I […]
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It has been a busy month in the political arena- America has shut itself down, it has been party conference season, there was a fairly major press vs politicians spat, and all sorts of other bits and bobs have been going on. As such please bear with there not being a cohesive theme to this […]
Sigmund Freud never puzzled out what women want. Is the Conservative Party any better at it? I’m speaking on a panel next week at a Conservative Party Conference fringe event: The Politics of Motherhood – Are Conservatives doing enough to support women’s choices? (Go to the Facebook page.) We hear more and more about how […]
Hello, I am back after being allowed the summer off for good behaviour. This round-up features fewer posts than usual as it seems many of you, like me, were struck down with a lack of time/energy to vent over the summer. For me my lack of political outpourings has been partly lack of time, both […]
I am adopting a slightly different approach to this months round-up and taking a closer look at the BiBs shortlist in the commentary category. Politics can mean many things beyond simply the activity of those in parliament, and the thing that binds all of the nominees in this category together is a desire to improve […]
Margaret Thatcher’s legacy is being hotly debated in the wake of her death. Some people are singing her praises, others are singing Ding dong the witch is dead. We’ll be talking for some time about how she transformed the UK. Part of that analysis already is not political but personal: How successful was she as […]
Morning. Or Afternoon. Evening even, if that is more relevant to you. It has been quite the month in the political world, so I won’t dally, but dive straight in. Lets tackle the biggie first. Baroness Thatcher died this week. A momentous event that has seen her as divisive in death as she was in […]
It was International Women’s Day last Friday and lots of bloggers wrote posts in celebration of all things womanly. The ever lovely Lulastic hosted a link up which is brimming with inspiring posts, and her own letter to her great grand-daughter is both heart-warming and hopeful for the future of women. And the following also utilised […]
Last month I blogged about paternity leave. To my amazement my blog came to the attention of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills and I was asked if I’d host a live twitter Q&A with the Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson. It seemed like a great opportunity and I happily accepted. The Q&A took […]
Sadly the past few weeks saw a re-eruption of violence in the ongoing Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Dorky Mum makes an informed and impassioned plea for us to talk about Gaza. And Not My Year Off considers the effects of the ongoing blockade of Palestine. Huge companies avoiding tax has been a big story this month and […]
Legislation announced today would give new mothers the opportunity to return to work after two weeks and share the rest of their leave with their partner. You can read all about it here: Flexible parental leave to give mothers ‘real choice’ over work-life balance. The idea is to give new mothers as much flexibility as possible, including: […]
I am writing this on the 5th of November, the day we celebrate Fireworks Night- now I am never certain whether we are celebrating that someone tried to blow up parliament, or rejoicing that he failed- I guess it depends on how you feel about politicians. Someone who might be in the ‘Go Guy Fawkes’ camp […]
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 […]
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’. […]
“It’s quite a challenge not to be political.” That’s what Cherry Healey said, when I did a quick interview with her for my blog this week, and I’m inclined to agree. You may not be out canvassing for a political party every weekend, but if you care about your children’s education, or their health, or […]
I, along with many other adults, have heard the government pleas for more adoptive parents to step forward. I have read articles and adverts in the local paper and seen many a discussion on raising awareness of this situation. Our monthly Adoption and fostering round-up has lots of information on the topic. Have you been […]
Years ago, when I was at university, I was set up with a friend of a friend on a double date with a nice guy. We hit it off in a mild way, the kind that at the end you think, “I definitely hope he calls me for my ego’s sake, although I’m not […]
The BritMums round-up editors have been encouraged to get creative with their posts this month. I have taken that advice to heart *ahem* and done the politics round-up in the style of an acrostic poem. I hope you enjoy it. P is for Prime Minister: Here is a letter to David Cameron, from Mutterings of […]
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