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Dear White Parents, White Family, White Friends, White Influencers, White Strangers, Me…

We are currently witnessing a global focus on another utterly tragic loss of life of a Black man whilst being detained by a White police officer. Of course, I refer to George Floyd. Sadly, there are many more deaths of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement that came before him and…

To share or not to share, that is the question? Parent blogging and child safety on-line

I knew I wanted to blog for a long time. I enjoy writing and I find it therapeutic. I also knew that I wanted to focus my writing on my experiences of motherhood in all its shades of good, bad and grey. 100% though, this focus topic lands me square in the realm of the…

Instagram v Tattle in the world of the ‘mummy blogger’

We have curtains in our home for a reason (or make that Plantation shutters if you truly consider yourself a fully-fledged Instahun 😉). A means of shutting out the world, at our choosing, when we wish for privacy. I think we'd all agree that it's good for the soul. Essential for sanity. Perfectly normal. Imagine,…

Out and about in Kent; a visit to the Hop Shop at Castle Farm

We first visited the Hop Shop at Castle Farm in July when its fields were awash with purple bloom and the scent of lavender laced the air. It was a little part of Kent I had wanted to visit for some time as I had visions of my daughter and I skipping through a violet haze…

Single Mother Stigma

This evening as I scrolled mindlessly through my personal Facebook account I read a post by a fellow single parent I know. She was tired from working full time and raising her kiddies, and obviously something had triggered her. So she posted about it. A blurty, raw post seemingly born from frustration and anger towards…

Visit to Port Lympne (I still don’t know how to pronounce it…)

Every Bank Holiday I like to ask myself: "where are all the people likely to be?". And then promptly go there, it would seem. So, as I never learn, I decided to take the child and head for a popular family destination in Kent for an Enjoyable Day Out (you know the drill: "you will enjoy yourself, fruit…