• Three great things for girls

    October 22, 2018

    ‘Sometimes it’s haaaaard to be..a woman…’ sang, bizarrely, my 6-y-o into my ear this week. Me: ‘Where did you hear THAT?’ * Ignoring the rest of that song, it seemed like very apt timing as it IS hard to be a woman at the moment, isn’t it? I have so much helpless rage and anger…

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  • 10 reasons autumn is TERRIBLE for parents

    October 11, 2018

    Forget all your romantic notions about autumn, it’s actually TERRIBLE for parents. Here are ten reasons why: Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…and the constant argument about wearing a coat, socks, winter shoes, and so on. On repeat. Until spring. (Why is it that the colder it gets, the more they want to wear the…

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  • Five reasons to visit Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes at The Glades, Bromley

    August 10, 2018

    If you’re in the south London area, you should book an appointment for Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes at The Glades, Bromley. Or more importantly, your children should, because it’s made for them and not for adults. Sorry, grown-ups. The Glades – Bromley’s shopping centre – last year hosted the award-winning Kids on the Moon event, where children…

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  • When the holidays don’t start exactly as planned…

    July 29, 2018

    It was exactly 48 hours before the end of term when I had the call of doom. Having just finished a meeting at the opposite end of London to where we live, I fished my phone out of my bag to see the word ‘School’ flash up. My stomach plummeted at the same time my…

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  • Why we joined the Women’s March Anti-Trump protest

    July 19, 2018

    Last Friday Florence and I headed into London to take part in the Women’s March Bring the Noise protest that took place during the US president’s visit to the UK. We had a banner, we had a flag, we had many, many snacks, and we joined nearly 250,000 people* who marched through the streets of…

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  • Should pregnant women be given seats on public transport? The #ExpectingChange campaign

    July 8, 2018

    (Sponsored content) What was your experience of public transport like, when you were pregnant? Did you find people were quick to offer you a seat, or did you suddenly become curiously invisible – despite a very obvious bump? Did you ever pluck up the courage to ask for a seat when you had a baby…

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  • Five questions my children asked on our trip to the Cutty Sark

    July 6, 2018

    (Sponsored post) OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a terrible Londoner – despite living here for years, there are a lot of things we’ve never visited in this city, including, until last weekend, the Cutty Sark. Even though Greenwich is beautiful, fairly close to where we live and even on our side of the river, it’s…

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