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Armchair Experts: Parenting Edition

This is a follow-on from yesterday’s blog post, where I asked whether children should be seen and not heard. The post was inspired by a Mumsnet thread (sadly now deleted) in which a pregnant woman was telling us how we were raising our children all wrong, and how herĀ child would […]


Can we justify stigmatising young parents?

If we demonise young mothers as ‘chavs’, ‘slags’, ‘uneducated’ and so on, you turn them into an ‘other’. A generation of ambitious, smart and educated girls will think “Well, that’s not me”, and they’ll take risks.


A New Adventure Begins…

I am now, officially, a stay at home mum. Today was the last day of my notice period at work, and while I’m sad to be leaving – and gutted to not have been able to work any of my notice period – I’ve started to look ahead to what […]


Being Proven Right

I’ve written a piece for the Young Parents Associates blog called ‘The Exception To The Rule’. It’s about being told that no matter what we achieve as young parents, we will always be ‘the exception to the rule’, and society’s determination to paint young parents as no-hopers and layabouts when […]