International Women’s Day: What if a mother’s work wasn’t done?

It is International Womens Day, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. So many women’s lives are altered and affected by family life, in the role we take on as a partner and parent. And of course it’s common knowledge that women take on the lion’s share of housework, child-rearing, social organising and…

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The hell of ‘comfort’ eating

How can something you do for comfort be hell? My new website Love Yourself Slim launches this month – on Valentine’s Day actually! The day of love — yet this project is about not romantic love but self love. The purpose of this new website is to document my journey from being in a place of…

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From teenage pregnancy to international author: How I turned my life around

You imagine that the news of your first pregnancy will be met with absolute delight and excitement. You hope that everyone around you will be as giddy as you are. For me, that wasn’t quite the case. Getting pregnant at 19 in the summer after my first year at university, was considered by most people…

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A round-up of Christmas

Christmas is here and all year long our fab team of BritMums Round-up Editors bring you the best from the blogging community each month. So this post gives a little something back and shares the best of Christmas from our Round-up Editors! Whether you want to find a new recipe, learn how to make something…

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Want to start your own business? 15 women to inspire you!

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? It can be a scary prospect but the best way to overcome this is to find someone who has done it before and use them for inspiration. To get you started, here are 15 inspiring women who have done it for themselves! 6 facts about women…

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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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