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UK Mother stabs her 3 Children -why do mothers kill?

A mother poses with her three children, presenting a picture of happiness, but last year she killed them brutally. Today she was sentenced to jail for 18 years. I call myself a Mother Activist but…

Is Kate Middleton Cinderella?

This piece was carried as a front page feature by www.modernmom.com On the 29th of April 2011 Cinderella will marry her Prince. The British Royal Family will receive the sort of press coverage that we…

Are you a ‘Helicopter Parent’?

A ‘Helicopter Parent’ is a term used to refer to parents who adopt a parenting approach that has them hovering over their children’s lives almost in an interfering manner regardless of whether the child needs…

MIRCI in Lisbon – a round up

I can’t believe how time has flown since MIRCI and CRIA held a joint conference on ‘Mothering and Motherhood in the 21st Century: Research and Activism’ in Lison, Portugal on 18 and 19 February 2011.…

MIRCI Portugal 2011

After months of looking forward to this conference I can’t believe that it is almost upon us. I will be speaking on the second day of the conference (19/2) in the morning on a subject…

Children Need Thinking Time

Children’s lives have become, in short, a verb. ‘Do this, do that’ is the constant command ringing in their little ears. Homework has to be done by a certain time. They have to be in…

Stop Waiting: A New Day for Learning

Learning starts at home. The sooner ‘learning’ is seen as a pervasive process that begins at birth the more adept we will become at producing well skilled children to take up the challenges of formal…

Is the church a man’s world?

I am standing for election to the House of Laity, General Synod, as an ‘inclusive’ candidate. As the name of my blog suggests I want to see gender barriers broken down so my daughter can…

Baby Girls-who wants them?

Eleven years ago, just before I gave birth to my daughter, the Sunday Times carried an article about how baby girls were being left in forests to die. A photograph accompanied this article and the…

The Failure of Higher Education

The traditional way of viewing education was to regard it in two halves: (1) school was about getting the grades that were good enough to get you into university; and (2) University was about gaining…

Daughters – Future WAGs or Future Leaders?

I refer to Daisy Goodwin’s article in the Sunday Times News Review 4 July titled ‘Scrub Up and Strike Gold’. Daisy was invited to speak to sixth formers about working in the media. I paraphrase…

Youth need human capital

The financial crisis has taught us that the concept of a skill for life does not translate into a job for life anymore. The scale of the crisis means that our children will be paying…

First Malaysian to appear on British Reality TV