What can we do to Help those in Period Poverty?

What can we do to Help those in Period Poverty?

What can we do to Help those in Period Poverty? As soon as I found out that period poverty was a thing my next thought was how can I help those in period poverty? I feel so priviliged to be in a position where I’ve always had access to sanitary products. I’ve probably taken it for granted over the years and I never thought that other people might not. So how can we help those in period poverty? Charity There…

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8 Children’s Books with Strong Female Characters

8 Children’s Books with Strong Female Characters

8 Children’s Books with Strong Female Characters I’m on a mission to fill ragamuffin’s book shelves with as many books with strong female characters as possible. With Christmas on the way it’s a great way to sneak positive female influences into presents. I don’t talk about feminism very often with my own or daddy ragamuffin’s family because I’m not very articulate. My words don’t always sound the way I mean them. So I try to subtly influence family in other…

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What is Period Poverty?

What is Period Poverty?

What is Period Poverty? What is period poverty? When we think of poverty here in the UK we think about families struggling to pay bills and unable to afford food. But how often does that image include women forced to go without sanitary products? Period poverty happens when girls and their families aren’t able to afford sanitary products every month. Often they see that their families are struggling financially and don’t want to add to that burden by asking for…

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5 Top Tips for Raising Kids with a Positive Body Image

5 Top Tips for Raising Kids with a Positive Body Image

5 Top Tips for Raising Kids with a Positive Body Image In a world full of Kardashians and media saturated with photoshopped images the task of raising kids with a positive body image sounds like no mean feat. Society has some pretty rigid rules on beauty and the ideal body shape and size which, for most people, is unattainable. I read some horrifying statistics on the number of teenage girls self-harming, in part thought to be due to worries about…

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What is Gender Neutral Parenting?

What is Gender Neutral Parenting?

What is Gender Neutral Parenting? Gender neutral parenting is a hot topic in parenting circles right now. I read that Paloma Faith has not revealed the gender of her child and intends to raise them as gender neutral. This seems a bit extreme, but I won’t judge anyone for their parenting choices. Choice Gender neutral parenting comes down to one thing – choice. Giving children the freedom to choose what they like and who they want to be. Instead of choosing…

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Why I Don’t Share Pictures of my Child Online

Why I Don’t Share Pictures of my Child Online

Why I Don’t Share Pictures of my Child Online I don’t share pictures of my child online, but I know that many other bloggers and small businesses do. So I know that this is a controversial subject. This post is in no way intended to be a judgement of others. It’s purely a discussion of the reasons why I don’t share pictures of my child publicly. I do use photos of ragamuffin on social media and blog posts but only…

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3 Ways to Raise Feminist Children

3 Ways to Raise Feminist Children

3 Ways to Raise Feminist Children As a proud feminist, I make a big effort to raise ragamuffin with feminist values. I’d like to think that as she grows up that feminism will no longer be ‘a movement’ but will become a way of life. As much as I’d love for that to happen over the next couple of decades I just can’t see it happening the way things are in the world right now. So what can we do,…

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Why do Bloggers Blog?

Why do Bloggers Blog?

Why do Bloggers Blog? So why do bloggers blog? Obviously I can’t speak on behalf of other bloggers but here is the story of my own blogging journey. Don’t worry, there’s no X-Factor style sob story coming your way. Just a bit of reflection on why and how my blog has evolved to where it is today. For me there are 3 key factors that got me to this point – motherhood, a new found love for writing and feminism….

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5 Reasons Why Girls Should Watch Doc McStuffins

5 Reasons Why Girls Should Watch Doc McStuffins

5 Reasons Why Girls Should Watch Doc McStuffins Ah the TV. The ‘evil’ machine that you swear your children will never watch, until your toddler drops their naps and you need just 5 minutes peace! For me it’s a necessary evil from time to time. So I figured if it’s going to be on, I’d like to at least make sure ragamuffin watches something positive. Thats where Doc McStuffins comes in, read on to see why I think girls should…

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Is Feminism Relevant Today?

Is Feminism Relevant Today?

Is Feminism Relevant Today? Is feminism relevant today? For me, there are so many reasons why feminism is very much still relevant today. I have highlighted some key issues on why feminism is relevant today and is needed more than it has been in a long time. In some countries girls are denied an education because of their gender According to Malala Fund 130 million girls are out of school. There are lots of reasons for this including conflict, child…

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