The problem with feminism

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Header image: White background with bold black lines drawn in random straight edged pattern. A pink feminism symbol sits on top along with title in whit text on blue background. (The problem with feminism - Letters to my Daughter)

I know, I know, I’m a self proclaimed feminist parenting blogger, so can I really have a problem with feminism? Well, yes, and I’ll tell you why. I commented on a post about feminism the other day, and I said something like “feminism is great, but it’s radfems that spoil it for the rest of us and give feminism a … Read More

Mindful Monsters – Mindfulness for children

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Header image: Background of contents of Mindful Monsters pack (Mindful Monsters: Mindfulness for children - Letters to my Daughter)

Collaborative post. What is Mindful Monsters? Mindful Monsters is a monthly subscription pack created by Scope (my charity of the month by the way!), which encourages children to practice mindfulness. In my other job working in occupational health, I frequently preach about the benefits of mindfulness for adults. At our last staff away day, I arranged a mindfulness workshop for our … Read More

Charity of the month May 2018: Scope

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Header image: a young girl in a wheelchair is drawing a picture outside next to a field of sheep while her mum crouches next to her to look at her drawing. (Charity of the month May 2018: Scope - Letters to my Daughter)

I’ve wanted to start a charity of the month campaign for a while. I’ve mentioned plenty of charities in my posts and have started trying to give more money to charity in acknowledgement of my privilege. With great power comes great responsibility and all that… Well perhaps I don’t have great power, but since I have a blog that apparently … Read More

How to encourage your child to drink water with WUBL

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Header image. A carton of WUBL water sits on a broken stree stump on a window sill with grass visible in the background. (How to encourage your child to drink water with WUBL - Letters to my Daughter)

Collaborative post I never thought I would have to try so hard to encourage my child to drink water instead of juice. I had such good intentions when she was born to never give her juice and make water her staple drink. If she doesn’t drink anything else, she won’t miss it…I thought. Then she started having a little sip … Read More

5 reasons why it’s OK for parenting not to come naturally

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It’s something we take for granted before we have children – that we’ll take to motherhood like the proverbial duck to water. But it doesn’t always work that way, and you know what? …it’s OK for parenting not to come naturally. I recently overheard a new mum say she thought becoming a parent would be the most natural thing in … Read More

Why kids should do chores (Guest Post)

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Header image: Toddler cleans floor with toy flat mop (Why kids should do chores - Letters to my Daughter)

A warm welcome this week to my first guest blogger, Zowie Ashton from Flat Clean London who has a passion for all things cleaning and organising! I shared a post on the Letters to my Daughter Facebook page a couple of weeks ago asking parents to choose between getting a full 8 hours sleep every night, having a self cleaning … Read More