How Not To Manage School Holidays

Within 3 days of the summer break, I realised I had made some rookie mistakes. So this is my guide to how NOT to manage the school holidays. Learn from me! Don’t overload the schedule.  I was so excited to have a few days with the kids, I filled the first days with outings. But…

The Path To Cruelty-Free Beauty

I’ve been a bit lame on the cruelty-free beauty front if the truth is known. I put my trust in the fact the UK has the strictest animal testing laws in the world and didn’t think how I could use my consumer power to invest in more ethical global business practices. So I’m on a…

Which school term is the most stressful? 

Summer term is bonkers busy. I said this to another mum while trying to arrange a meetup. And it is. Sports days, school trips, end of term discos, fetes, reports and parents evenings. It’s exhausting. But is it THE most hectic term? And why does school term stress bottleneck? The weeks before Christmas are equally…

Please Vote: The BrightonMums.com GE2017 Manifesto

So for better or worse, on June 8 we have a general election. Whether we agree with it or not, we all now have a responsibility to our fellow citizens, so please vote. This is the BrightonMums.com manifesto. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Every vote gets counted, every vote gets recognised. What we need is turnout to send a message to…