Hair chat goes large!

So, I’ve written a few times about hair. My children’s hair, my hair and how other people react to it. You see, afro hair can be quite a talking point. From the many different styles we can embrace, to how people think it should be ‘managed’, to how those reactions can impact people’s identify and…

The results are in…

So boy 1 didn’t quite get the grade for our first choice grammar school. He was 2 marks short! Whilst I’d prepared myself for the likelihood of him not getting in, knowing the odds weren’t in his favour, I never considered a situation where he’d be soooo close. So now my realistic, pragmatic, balanced thought…

High school decisions are tough!

So, it’s nearly the end of another academic year. Boy 1 will be going to year 6, while Boy 2 will officially be a pre-schooler. This means in September we’ll making big decisions about high school applications and to be totally honest I’m sooo scared! It’s such a big decision. Boy1 is studying for his…

Should we ban cruelty in kids’ films?

Earlier this week, the new Peter Rabbit film got people talking. Not about how good or bad the remake of this Beatrix Potter classic is. Not about whether James Corden should play the cheeky little rabbit. Not every about why he walks around butt naked but wears a jacket. It was something more serious than…

We need to talk about H&M

I’ve taken a couple of days before putting pen to paper about this issue as I needed to really take my time and think about it outside of all the hype and trigger-happy commentary. For those of you unaware (where have you been?!), I’m talking about an image that appeared on H&M’s website of a…

Do we still need Black History Month?

October is here. The dark mornings, dark evenings, pumpkin spice and all things spooky. It is also Black History Month – a time to celebrate the history and contribution of black people. You’d probably assume I’d think this a great thing, but over the years and especially since becoming a parent, I’m actually starting to…

A new school of thought…

So we’ve entered a new phase at Mumsomnia Towers. Year 5. The point when you realise the primary school days are nearing their end *sob*. We’ve visited a few high school open days (as I tried to hold back tears/panic) and now this box has found a place on our table. This box represents Boy1…

Breaking the News to a child

Last week, I was interviewed by a journalist for the Telegraph who wanted to know how I explained and answered difficult questions about current affairs to Boy1. Its a really interesting issue because I’ve always wanted to make sure I don’t overprotect my children from the big wide world. In fact its my responsibility as…