Is motherhood becoming increasingly undervalued?

    Four years ago I wrote a post titled ‘Housewife and Mother = Not Enough?’ in which I spoke of how, when registering the birth of one of our children, the registrar asked me what I did for a living at the time.  I replied with ‘Housewife’ and she then proceeded to give a list… Read More

Why SuperMum doesn’t live here

When people hear how many children I have they (understandably) look surprised.  They often then follow with the words, “You must be Supermum!” No, I definitely am not. Definitely not. Please don’t assume I have that accolade because I don’t and I am nowhere near receiving it. See, there are a lot of things that… Read More

Two year olds don’t need a formal education to fix Broken Britain. They need a family

    During his Autumn Statement yesterday, George Osborne announced that around 40% of two year olds would be able to receive 15 hours of free nursery education per week in order to help their parents get back to work. The government plans to increase funding to £380 million a year in order to entitle… Read More

Housewife and mother = Not enough?

    When the family was smaller and we had fewer children Michael and I were like ships passing in the night. He would get up at 5am to go to work, then he’d return at 6.30pm and two nights a week I’d pass him by at the front door in order for me to… Read More