Would you know your vag from your vulva? Your mons pubis from your perineum? fanny, foof, fairy… there are words galore that are used to describe female genitalia, but in 2018, it’s still a taboo subject and i say it’s time to change that! My day job is a sex and relationships educator, I spend … Continue reading Why ‘VULVA’ Needs To Be In Your Vocab!
Between 1997 and 2015 over 1400 children and young people were sexually exploited in Rotherham. Since then, cases in Telford, Rochdale, Oxford, and Newcastle have also made the front pages. One mother bravely shares her story and calls for more to be done to help protect our girls. *Names have been changed to protect the … Continue reading My Daughter Was A Victim Of Child Sexual Exploitation
The number of cohabiting couple families has more than doubled from 1.5 million families to 3.3 million between 1996 and 2016. It is the fastest growing family type, coming in second to those who are married or in civil partnerships. Many cohabiting couples assume that moving in together gives the same rights and responsibilities as … Continue reading Is Breaking Up Hard To Do?
“WE are a foster family and we open our home, but most importantly we open our hearts,” says TOWIE’s Debbie Douglas as she fronts Barnardo’s fostering campaign. The Barnardo’s supporter, along with her daughter Lydia Bright and teenage foster daughter Ellie, are backing the national children’s charity’s urgent appeal for more foster carers in the UK. Debbie … Continue reading TOWIE’s Debbie Douglas Is Proud To Be A Foster Carer And Appeals For More People To Open Their Homes To Children In Care.
Deborah Fletcher, 45, sits comfortably in her quaint home just outside of Manchester, it is peaceful, warm and inviting, you can hear the sound of passing traffic in the distance and more closely, a mechanical ticking, the sound of Deborah’s new heart valve. Two years ago, she had undergone open heart surgery to correct a … Continue reading Ankylosing Spondylitis A Form Of Spinal Arthritis Broke My Heart
HOLDING difficult conversations with your children is all part of being a good parent, but nothing can prepare you for the deep heartache faced, when you have to tell your children you have been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Manchester Mum, Stacey McCarthy, 37, had to do just that, when four months ago she received the … Continue reading How I Explained Cancer To My Children