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  • SEND: A time to reflect

    SEND: A time to reflect

The row over Gillette’s divisive ad is exactly why we need to keep talking

Pernicious Piers Morgan was at it again this week on Good Morning Britain, stirring up controversy for the sake of it. At least, I assume he was doing it for the sake of it – or rather, for Twitter replies and RTs, the poor needy lamb – because I can’t fathom how a father of…

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Reviews: New Year. New You!

Firstly let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year. We’re stood at the open door of a brand new year and many people often take this opportunity to reinvent themselves. It’s not necessarily that you should be looking for a new you but how about an even better you?! …

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Arts & Crafts: Chinese New Year crafts

The Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. This ancient celebration marks the end of the Winter season and the beginning of Spring. This year it falls on February 5th, 2019 and it is the year of the pig. Everything is new and coming back to life, making the start of a…

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BritMums on the Gillette ad on masculinity that created the backlash

Here at BritMums we love good ads — ones that make us laugh, ones that make us cry. We’re not above spending leisure time watching our favourite advertisements on YouTube. The latest one to hit our playlist is the new Gillette ad, entitled We Believe: The Best Men Can Be, about the role of men…

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Dads: Out with the old, in with the new

Farewell 2018, hello 2019. The baton passes from one year to the next. It’s time to reflect on what has gone before and make plans for what is to come. Here’s a sample of what has been on the minds of me and my fellow dads over the Christmas and New Year holidays. The old…

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Current Affairs: Palm oil, Brexit & vegan sausage rolls

Hello, and happy 2019! I hope you’re settling back nicely into ‘normality’ – whatever that may be – following the festivities, and are excited for the year ahead. Personally, I’m taking it slow and steady into the new year. We’ve had various bugs and ailments going around in our house, which has meant a few…

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