#Anti Bullying Assembly #Wonder #ideastolenfromTwitter

I really enjoyed reading the book  Wonder. I enjoyed seeing the story from different perspectives, from August, Jack , Summer , Miranda and Via ( my favourite character) and how words have different meanings and connotations, how they can be heard completely differently and how painful they can be coming from friends and enemies. It […]

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Hairy Legs #growinguptooquickly #pressuretobeperfect

I was watching singing in the rain when my 10 yr old daughter hit me with this bomb shell. ” I hate my hairy legs, can I shave them? “. What?  no,  was my answer straight away. “You are too young” and then I probably said the cliché that every woman has said, “once you start, […]

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One word to describe your body #BodyImageMovement #MondayBlogs

Inspired by the video posted on twitter by @tarynbrumfitt I wondered when we start to think negatively about our bodies. Taryn asked several woman to use one word to describe their body and you can guess the outcome. Wobbly, not perfect, short, fat etc.  Did we always feel like this? And what about boys? So […]

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Short skirts can’t give consent can they? 

Many would have seen the sky news reporter saying that drunk girls who wear short skirts should take some responsibly for sex attacks. My head, as was many other fantastic tweeters, was spinning. I thought we had moved past this victim blaming. And then a female co presenter ( I think she presents the weather) […]

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My family trip to Marrakesh was a great life lesson #WeeklyBlogChallenge17

My family trip to Marrakesh was a great life lesson for my children ( and me). They sometimes forget how lucky they are. To start with there is no compulsory education yet most children go. I couldn’t work out what age they stayed in education though. But there is no attendance record and missing children […]

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