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More than a Mum

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We haven’t blogged here for a while.  If you weren’t already aware, we have moved to

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Returning to work

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I checked back here yesterday, just to see how many views we’d had and whether or not people were being redirected and I saw that someone had search and found us with the question: “Is my job required to be flexible with my work hours”.  I thought that they must have been disappointed as none of our posts would have answered that question and yet, it is a pretty important one and no doubt one that you, our Mums might like some answers to.  Hence, today I am blogging about, returning to work: your rights.

To read the full article, head over to more-than-a-mum

Is it OK to smack children?

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You may have read MP David Lammy’s comments last week blaming ‘lack of parental discipline’ on last summer’s riots. The MP reckoned that parents’ reluctance to smack their youngsters was partly to blame for the disturbance and that laws on ‘smacking’ should be relaxed.

Mr Lammy has now faced a huge backlash particularly on his points linking parental discipline to the riots but, it has brought up an old but interesting debate with regards to physical discipline/punishment of children.  I was covering a live show on air earlier this week (I work at a radio station) and used the topic for the phone in. I was amazed at the mixed responses I receieved, equally passionate on both sides.

The power of Hope

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I’ve been reflecting on the word ‘hope’ and the power of it lately.  It’s easy to think that hope is a weak emotion – a desperate clutching onto something we desire but are not sure will happen – it’s simply a wish.  However, the definition states hope is; a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.  Still sound a bit flimsy?  Well maybe but, without that very simple notion nothing will happen in life.

To read more click here

Bear Hunt

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Well, you may well know by now that I (Ruth) am an English teacher and am passionate about reading and especially getting children engaged in books and reading from a young age. You may also know that both Loretta and I have really rather active little mites who, although they both enjoy books, are often in need of activities that burn off a little more energy than reading, so I gave some thought to the matter and when we met up with the kids, we went on a bear hunt…

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Website Launch Day

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More Than A Mum is getting a bit hectic.  We apologise again for the break n transmission, but don’t worry, we’ll be back soon!

In fact we will be launching our new website on Monday.

While you’re here, why not take a look at some past content you might not have seen?

For You THE WOMAN you might like:

24 hours of Freedom, First steps to recovering your identity, Mums me-time is just 26minutes and High on Heels

For You THE MUM you might like:

Are you scared of spiders Mummy?Should I send my child to pre-school?Toddler Friendly Museum parts 1 and 2 and Teaching Children about identity, prejudice and racism

Also, don’t forget to ‘like’ us at and follow us on twitter @more_than_a

See you at the new place on Monday!

Loretta and Ruth

We’re Moving Home

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We are in the process of moving home.  This means that there will be a short break in transmissions!  We will let you know as soon as we go live on our new address.  In the mean time, please pop to our new facebook page and like us to be kept up to date with things.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out More Than A Mum: The Course.

Also, just to keep you going – here’s one more of my macro-madness shots to keep you guessing… what is it? (Answers will be revealed in our new home very soon!)Close up Brazil

Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday