Leaving Neverland & Taking The Parenting Moral High Ground

I’ll admit I’ve yet to watch the second part of Leaving Neverland, the controversial documentary focusing on two men who claim that Michael Jackson abused them as children. I don’t know how I made it through the first half, quite honestly. To say that the documentary makes for uncomfortable viewing is a horrible understatement. The…

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Are you squeaky clean or downright dirty? When should you wash your hands?

US news host Pete Hegseth announced recently that he hadn’t washed his hands for 10 years, and everyone got on their collective high horse – not before checking they had some hand sanitiser about their person first – to express their outrage. Me included. Because it is disgusting isn’t it, having such a complete disregard…

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Toddler Acid Attack: Why sparing the boy wouldn’t have spared him at all

On the 21st July this year, an incident occurred which terrified parents up and down the country, and horrified anybody with an ounce of humanity. A small, innocent, vulnerable boy had a corrosive substance deliberately thrown in his face by an adult. I cannot believe I just typed that sentence; never did I imagine that…

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Current Affairs: The royal wedding & GDPR

Hello, hello. It’s June, and we’ve recently had the biggest event of the year so far: my baby has just turned a year old – how the heck did that happen?! Well it was pretty momentous for me, but I am of course referring to The Wedding. To be honest, I’m not much of a…

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Current Affairs Round-up: School placements & Kategate

Wow, what a month it’s been – beautiful sunshine, bright blue skies…wait, no; that did happen – then I blinked and it was over. Back to the reality of cold, dank days and the impossible task of filling your children’s every waking hour with indoor fun. Or not, because actually April saw many of us…

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Current Affairs Round-up: Pregnancy & maternity discrimination

Surprise surprise – pregnancy and maternity discrimination is back in the news again. It’s rather demoralising that 100 years on we’re still having the same damn conversation. But I’m pleased to be able to say that we’re doing so eloquently, and we have an audience, and people are listening. And best of all we’re effecting…

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