Have you heard of period poverty?  It’s when women and girls can’t afford to buy sanitary products. I know some of you reading this might find that hard to believe. Everyone must be able to afford a few quid a month to buy some tampons or pads – right?   Wrong. Imagine you are a teenage girl, whose family is already on the bread line. You don’t feel like you can ask your mum to make the choice between buying the loaf of bread and tin of beans for your lunch. Even if you felt you could, would you? Is that a choice you should even have to make?   This is the situation that more and more young girls find themselves in. They might try and make some sort of alternative, but let’s face it a few sheets of toilet paper aren’t going to cut it. You might ask… View Post

I was warned about play groups when I was pregnant. You’re an older mum, like me, everyone will be younger. You’ll feel out of place. Even if they don’t make you feel like it, you’ll feel it anyway.  The problem with play groups and activities is they’re all at the wrong times. You won’t be able to keep it up once you go back to work. We didn’t have those in our day.The list could go on. Understandably I was bit reticent. I’m not sure I would have joined any groups or activities if I hadn’t bumped into a Tots Play leader at a breast feeding group (I was 8 months pregnant at the time so preparing). Ooh, she’s like me, I thought. I’ll give that a whirl, I thought. I’m a natural introvert believe it or not so I looked up the Newport class information. I signed up first of… View Post