Tag Archives: Mums

Vlog: Performance Poetry

I have had a pretty inspiring week.  Various things have got me thinking about our feelings about ourselves since becoming Mums; our place in society and our Mummy body image and so, with Loretta away and still blogging more often than me (shame on me) I though I could use this inspiration for good and attempt our first VLog. So, the inspiration… Firstly,

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How to cheat at being a ‘Yummy Mummy’!

I think it’s safe to say that neither Ruth or myself would say we fit firmly into the ‘yummy mummy’ category. Ruth’s reason would probably be more sensible and high-brow than me i.e doesn’t have the inclination or feel the need with mine being pretty shallow and primarily because I don’t have the time, funds or know how!  As a

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The Sex and Power report – are we doing our bit?

I’m sure the special report, Sex and Power: Who Runs Britain? – published by Counting Women In, this week that revealed the shocking absence of women from UK public life did not escape many people’s notice, especially if you happen to be a woman!   The report showed that women are decreasing their representation in society and increasingly being excluded

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2012 Modern Motherhood Report

Today the findings of the ‘2012 Modern Motherhood Report’ were published (the full report can be found in the October issue of Red Magazine).  In many ways the findings were nothing new – today’s women are delaying motherhood – we all know this.  However, there were some interesting discoveries: According to the survey, half of women delay starting a family

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Mums spend more money on their children’s clothes than their own

94% of mothers spend more on their child’s wardrobe than their own (and nearly half feel guilty about spending money on clothes for themselves) A new survey by Lakeside Shopping Centre has found that mothers are putting their children first in the style stakes, with 94 per cent spending more on their child’s wardrobe than their own. A third of

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Work life balance

We have come to the end of our series of Friday ‘Flexible working mums‘ posts.  To round the series off we thought it would be brilliant to hear from Elinor Wilde, the working mum coach.  She is a brilliant and down to earth lady with some fantastic ideas about how you can manage your commitments and get the most out

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Flexible working Mum: Part 5

We have been following @TJ_BraLady since very early on in our twitter-witterings.  She is a lovely lady with a great concept.  When she tweeted that she was looking for more “Bra-ladies” we thought she might be interested in telling us a bit about her business.  True to form, TJ put us in touch with one of her bra-ladies so that

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