My daughter was old enough to vote for the first time

Maelo Manning otherwise known as Libdemchild was able to vote for the first time last week after joining the party at the age of 10. It was a proud Mama moment. Maelo is photographed above with…

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Motherhood in Precarious Times

Mother’s Day is a subjective experience. Some of us will start the day with breakfast in bed, others will be taken to lunch followed by a leisurely afternoon and some will struggle through the day.…

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An IWD exhibition of ‘Honest You’-women without make up

An exhibition of women without make up will be held as part of an International Women’s Day event which I am holding on ‘Skin and Feminism’. The exhibition titled ‘Honest You’ is an on going…

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‘My Daughter’s Body’ – a poem about a mother’s grief over her daughter’s disability

‘My Daughter’s Body’ was written by Jennifer Franklin (photo below) who graduated from Brown and Columbia. Her full-length collection, Looming, was published by Elixir Press in 2015. Her poetry has appeared in Blackbird, Boston Review,…

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The benefits of keeping your ageing parents at home

There are some serious advantages to choosing to forego the usual retirement home for your parents. Have a look at what home-based care can offer. Reasons to Let Your Mom and Dad Stay Put If…

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