Problem Corner – How to ask for help when you have been self-sufficient?

  I’m so glad that this regular reader of my blog has asked this question, partially because she ACTUALLY asked and partially because it’s brilliant. How DO you ask for help, when you’ve been self-sufficient and looking after yourself for 60yrs?   But at the same time helping others and helping your community? Here is her full question: I have […]

Don’t Cut The Easy Ones Mr Osborne, Cut The Right Ones

Today I’m not here! I’ve over at Britmums talking about Welfare cuts (if you haven’t read the story of Tamsyn Woods story of her fight for her husband, please do click over there) and how whilst we need to deal with this recession, we seem to be picking on the vulnerable and weak who can’t speak out at the moment. Come […]

Can Mums Have It All

I haven’t blogged about this, despite Cherie-gate etc etc etc.  But this morning I’m grumpy, so I thought I’d let lose and have some fun with it. Can Mums Have It All? This is the big question loads of people spend hours, days and months talking about.  Why on earth are they talking about something so ridiculous and wasting so […]

I’ve been accused of being a ‘Yummy Mummy’; Is that bad?

So a few weeks ago someone made a very pointed comment about not liking a children’s farm that I like because it’s so ‘yummy mummy’. Clearly I was being accused of being a ‘yummy mummy’ and not in a good way. To be honest, I was kind of ‘why would you bother to let me know that you don’t approve […]

An Amazing Woman In My Life

It’s amazing what you can find in Tesco’s; I found a 73 year old, Irish grandmother with a huge heart.  She cares for Little Dimples while I work, gives Curly Headed Boy the security of a nearby grandma, and supports me in the way that my Mother would have wanted to if she had been alive.  She would say that […]

If Your Friend Has Fallen Out With Them, Should You?

So your friends in real life, twitter or Facebook have a falling out.  Should you remain friends with those people?  Or is that disloyal?  What about if they fall out with a whole association or organisation? I’m friends on twitter and Facebook with people that I know have fallen out with other people in the long and distant past.  In […]

When Is Discussion Healthy or Unhealthy?

I’m trying to work out whether I’m a fan of discussion or not.  I like a good old chinwag, and brainstorm.  But discussion?  There is a strong tendency in me to want ‘efficiency’;  So a part of me kicks in with ‘seriously, isn’t it obvious?’, but clearly it really often isn’t! A ‘healthy’ discussion to me is where both sides […]

A Name For Our Revolution: Come and have your say

I’ve got a plan for a revolution.  First starting with mummy bloggers, and then spreading out into the world.  It’s your revolution too, so I’d like to know what you’d prefer to call it. So what’s the idea? To strengthen the position of Mums in society. To encourage Mums to feel strong and confident in our differences To help them […]

Time for a change: Women bitching about other women: Sally Bercow vs Kirstie Allsopp

So another story about a mother, having a go at another mother, very publicly because obviously the Daily Mail loves that sort of thing.  Sally Bercow decided to slag off Kirstie Allsopp for being out of touch and middle class. So I’m going to have a rant. For a start when are women going to understand that until we start […]

I’m a Blogger Blagger, fancy joining me?

So loads of people have been commenting about whether bloggers in general are blaggers, or whether it’s just the new ones, just mummy bloggers or just a small group or large group of them. Then there was a particular incident where a ‘Real Mum’ (how self-righteous is that title) decided to have a go at a Mum who had missed […]