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Giving Girls More

2017-06-27T20:10:58+00:00

I recently went on a Taster Day to learn more about ‘Girls Journeying Together Groups’ which support mothers and their 10-12 year old girls. Kim McCabe created Rites for Girls and has been running these groups for years in response to having a daughter and realising how little there was [...]

Getting Teens to Listen

2017-06-27T15:23:56+00:00

Most of us can easily summon up the image of Harry Enfield's 'Kevin' when we think of teenagers.. but what does that mean for us as parents when we need to be able to communicate with them? Uncertainty around How to Parent As our eldest son approaches his teen years [...]

The Prince and the Footballer

2017-06-27T17:01:12+00:00

Once upon a time a Prince and a footballer battled the big taboo... The Prince's Part The Heads Together campaign is doing so much to challenge the stigma and taboos around mental health, however a few weeks ago when Prince Harry was honest about his own personal struggle, following the loss of his [...]

Embrace ‘Good Enough Mothering’

2017-06-27T17:12:40+00:00

I want to share a simple message this mother’s day: Let go of perfection, self-criticism and guilt - Instead embrace being a ‘good enough’ mother. As mother’s we typically have an ideal mother in our minds that we want to be. Yet this is an ideal we create through our [...]

‘The Archers’ Leads on Domestic Abuse

2017-06-27T17:14:45+00:00

Over the last year you could well have overheard counsellors and therapists discussing 'The Archers'. Why? Because this BBC radio 4 fictional programme dared to tackle the difficult area of psychological abuse and how subtle and hidden it can be in relationships. The storyline following the relationship between Rob and Helen [...]

#Connection

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

When I had my twins I finally gave in and joined Facebook as a way to connect with other multiple mums. It was ideal, as juggling two babies, and often older kids too, meant we never knew when we would have a moment to connect, let alone pick up the phone, [...]

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