International Women in Engineering Day: Surprising tech careers for your child

As a parent, if your child says they want to be a footballer, you might organise after-school football coaching sessions. For active pre-schoolers with dreams of performing on stage, dance classes nurture that passion. But what future career paths lay ahead of children who show an affinity for technology? We’ll let you in on a…

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Excuse me, are you a single parent?

The other day a mum asked me if I was a single parent. Having seen me at the school gates twice a day, this was the conclusion she’d apparently come to. I couldn’t help feeling the question was a bit on the blunt side, especially as I wear a wedding ring which, I would argue,…

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Politics Round-up: Notable women

An important date was remembered last week, Keynko wrote her post on the 100th anniversary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison. It is less than a hundred years since woman got the vote, and we owe it to Emily and her suffragette colleagues to ensure we make use of it.  Perhaps she is a fine…

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Politics Round-up: Women rock and is pink a dirty word?

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…

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Politics round-up; fireworks, foxes and fairytales

  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…

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