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STEM Activities for Preschoolers

As the mother of a daughter I often worry whether I encourage her enough to practice her STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) skills. I watched the recent BBC documentary ‘No More Boys And Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?’ and realised that a few of the skills that he noticed were lacking in girls for example placing shapes to …

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Review

Welcome to the first installment of my monthly book club here at Raising a Ragamuffin HQ and I’m kicking it off with this Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls review. I have to say that this is probably my favourite book right now in our ever-expanding library. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a book about 100 inspirational women. …

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36 Top Christmas Books with Female Characters

36 Top Christmas Books with Female Characters Christmas seems to be a season dominated by men. There’s the obvious one – Santa but what about Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and the Grinch? I could go on. So in an to restore balance to the force, here is a list of Christmas Books with Female Characters. Classics Babushka by Dawn Casey …

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The 7 Best Gender Neutral Potty Training Books for Kids

The 7 Best Gender Neutral Potty Training Books for Kids One topic I often see in parenting groups is gender neutral potty training books for kids. I know, from comments on these posts, that it can be quite a controversial subject. After all, boys and girls do have different genitals which, as they get older, means the mechanics of using …

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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 …

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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┬ácomes down to one thing …

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 …

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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 …

What is Gender Neutral Clothing?

What is Gender Neutral Clothing? I recently had a conversation with my sister which made me think about the question what is gender neutral clothing? We’d both seen a Facebook post from Let Clothes Be Clothes about the Mothercare clothing range My K being marketed as unisex. This collection is made up of almost all monochrome clothes with the odd …