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…

Brighton Forever

So the sun is slowly making an appearance and our Instagram is taking a sunny turn. Phones and cameras are coming out and so are the smiles.   Last month, on this particular sunny day, the seafront was teaming with people enjoying the sunshine, grabbing a beer. I had a feeling those afternoon parties were going to last well…

We Need to Talk About Dad

My husband died six weeks ago. Sorry for this bald opening sentence, but I don’t find delicacy the best option. Speaking to various organisations (tax, banks, DVLA etc) in the last month has made me snort (inwardly) at the hastily assembled ‘passing away’ language they have been told to adopt by their managers. Our relationship…

Families Making a Difference: Brighton Foster Carers Chris and Kieran

Chris and Kieran interview To celebrate LGBT fostering and adoption week, we chat to Brighton foster carers Chris and Kieran about their experiences as foster parents for over 20 years. Chris and Kieran foster with Brighton and Hove City Council and have fostered 11 young people long term as well as supported children in numerous…