The Shit No One Tells You About Raising A Mixed Heritage Child

The Shit No One Tells You About Raising A Mixed Heritage Child

Mixed heritage people are one of the fastest growing demographics in the British population and can face unique challenges and racism. As children, mixed heritage people may not be considered easily identifiable as the child of their parent/s upon first glance - spurring on a whole host of (often unwanted) questions, commentary and critique. Adele became a mum to a mixed heritage daughter with...

Am I Boring The Shit Out Of Everyone By Posting Baby Pics Online?

Am I Boring The Shit Out Of Everyone By Posting Baby Pics Online?

Everyone has someone that they're 'friends' with on a social media channel who posts reams and reams of photos of the same thing… that you just don't give a shit about. For some people, it's horses or cars or terrible memes. For others, it's their pets or their home or random dance videos. But the one that seems to provoke the most derision? Spark the most bitter conversations and dismissive of...

Why New Parents Now Should Give A Shit About Children’s Centres Closing

Why New Parents Now Should Give A Shit About Children’s Centres Closing

All over the country, Surestart Children's Centres lie closed, empty or replaced with private services. In Norfolk, it wasn't until October 2019 that Children's Centres closed their doors for the last time. A year prior, the local Council held a public consultation on closing 80% of the centres. Proposals were to replace them with centralised, lesser, mainly virtual services. Around 5,000 people...

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

There are over 14 million people disabled people in the UK who each live with unique talents and challenges in their daily life; and those with invisible illnesses often go misunderstood. For those that are parents, particularly to young children, there's lots of workarounds and things to consider that many people won't have ever thought of. Rachel talks through her experience as a mum to a...

Why I Give A Shit About Parenting Bloggers Declaring Their Social Media Ads

Why I Give A Shit About Parenting Bloggers Declaring Their Social Media Ads

I moan alot about people not declaring (or not declaring properly) their social media ads. Why? Let me explain. When I found out I was pregnant, I picked up some books on parenting from authors I thought may represent similar views, fears and expectations to me. I watched stand-up shows and Netflix series and sitcoms on mothers, listened to podcasts presented by parents, and read interviews...