Photo collage of 4 separate images of sanitray products. The top left image displays 5 cloth sanitary pads overlapping, the first is blue, the second is made from Game of Thrones fabric, the next pad is made from Nightmare Before Christmas fabric, then Cruella DeVil fabric and the last pad in this image is made from rainbow fabric. The top right image displays two pads made from Nightmare Before Christmas fabric, the one on the right is pink and features the character Sally, and the other is orange and features the trick or treat characters. The bottom right image has 3 cloth sanitary pads side by side a blue a green and an orange one. The bottom right image displays a rainbow cloth sanitary pad, a Wonder Woman cloth sanitary pad, two disposable pads and 3 tampons. All images are against a white marble effect background.

Why do we need Menstrual Hygiene Day?

Why do we need Menstrual Hygiene Day? Until a couple of months ago I had no idea that menstrual hygiene day was even a thing. But we don’t half need it. Between the lack of proper education on menstrual health, the feelings of it being shameful and period poverty right here in the UK we’re in dire need of menstrual …

Brontorina Front and Back Cover

Brontorina – Kids Book Review

Brontorina – Kids Book Review It’s that time of the month again – book club! This month’s book is Brontorina by James Howe,  chosen because it combines two of Ragamuffin’s current interests – dinosaurs and dancing. It’s a lovely little book about accepting those who are different to ourselves, I’m sure it will become a classic in the coming years. …

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April Feminist Parent Blogger Round Up

April Feminist Parent Blogger Round Up Welcome to my April feminist parent blogger round-up. This is the place where I share my favourite feminist parenting blog posts from April this year. It’s only the secong round-up post that I’ve written, but I’m loving writing them already. It’s so nice to be able to share with you the posts that I’ve …

How to Teach Kids about Bodily Autonomy

How to Teach Kids about Bodily Autonomy You might be thinking, her kid isn’t even in pre-school yet what does she know about how to teach kids about bodily autonomy? It’s the kind of thing that a lot of people don’t start thinking about until their kids hit puberty. Even though the subject of consent and bodily autonomy apply to …

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t a Feminist

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t a Feminist There are some days where I wish I wasn’t a feminist. There, I said it. Wow – I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. It’s something I’ve wanted to say for a while now, but I just couldn’t find the words. I take a lot of pride in …

Little People, Big Dreams Ada Lovelace: Review

Little People, Big Dreams Ada Lovelace: Review I love Ada Lovelace. When I saw that Little People, Big Dreams Ada Lovelace was being released I pre-ordered it straight away. Who was Ada Lovelace? Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is often referred to as the first ever computer programmer. As a child her mother pushed her to learn about maths, which was unusal for …

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March Feminist Parent Blogger Round Up

March Feminist Parent Blogger Round Up Welcome to my March feminist parent blogger round up  – first in my series of monthly blogger round ups. There will be links to feminist specific posts, feminist parenting posts and some general posts. March has been a busy month here at Raising a Ragamuffin HQ. Early this month I launched The Blog Genie, a …

Melissa & Doug Wooden Latches Activity Board set against a warm coloured wood background.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Latches Activity Board Review

Melissa & Doug Wooden Latches Activity Board The Melissa & Doug Wooden Latches Activity Board is yet another great toy from Melissa and Doug. Melissa and Doug are quickly becoming my go-to brand for quality toys to teach Ragamuffin new skills. STEM Skills are Important Regular readers will know how passionate I am about encouraging girls to develop their STEM …

19 of the most Awesome Pioneering Women in Sport

19 of the most Awesome Pioneering Women in Sport As I was growing up, I don’t remember many pioneering women in sport. One of my earliest memories is watching Venus Williams at Wimbledon, but I can’t remember which year. I think it may have been one of the first times she won the tournament. It when I was around 12 …

How to Deal with Gender Stereotyping Comments

How to Deal with Gender Stereotyping Comments If you’re anything like me, you’ll have had to deal with gender stereotyping comments from other people. Your own family, other parents or even strangers walking down the street. In this day and age it seems that everyone has an opinion on how children should look, play and behave. Gender stereotyping comments aimed …