Motherhood Reconstructed on BBC Radio London

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During the Christmas break we were invited to be guests on Dotun Adebayo's show on BBC Radio London on New Years Day.  We immediately thought that this would be a great way to welcome 2017 and it certainly was.  The title of the show was, "The Black Community in 2017".  The aim of the show ...

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Blaque Reads Recommends…

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Our favey fave book blogger @blaquereads has very kindly agreed to review and recommend some books for us.  She is half human half Library and has a penchant for books written by authors of colour.  This is the first review/ recommendation of many.  Enjoy! 'The Mothers' by Brit Bennett. I only really get time to read on ...

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MR Selfcare Panel Event: Debunking the Strong Black Woman

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© Eddie Olaleye Photography   On 20th December 2016 we held our first panel discussion event, we were as nervous as heck as this is new to us.  When we started this blog were thought we were going to be online... we did not imagine that we would host two events in real life with real live ...

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Candice Aboderin on Motherhood.

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Please tell us about what you do?  Ha! I would love to know! First and foremost I’m a stay at home butler to the incomparable Esme-Olivia, secondly I run a small cake business (www.cakebycandie.com), lastly I have a habit of creating youtube videos! What lead you to starting a YouTube channel and what is the aim of ...

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Harsh Reality

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  This week I said goodbye to a friend who was taken too soon. A friend who brought light to the lives of so many (the fact that neither the Church nor the Hall could hold all the funeral goers is testament to that). As I remember him and regret that mini-me didn't get to know him ...

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Christmas Gift List

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We've heard on the grapevine that there are people so organised that they've started their Christmas shopping already. We are not these people. But we know that some of you fabulous lot are, so we've put together a list of our favourite independent Mummy brands.     1. My Ebony Box www.myebonybox.com The UK's first beauty and lifestyle subscription box ...

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Dairy Free Chocolate Smoothie

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Part of our fabulous #InstaSquad @MadeByLowie posted this recipe last week, it sounded good so we tried it, it tasted so good we're sharing it. So here it is... Frozen bananas Almond milk Oats Raw cacao powder Spinach leaves Chia seeds Spirulina Wheatgrass Chuck it all in the blender, pour into glass/mason jar/mug, drink. She makes this every morning for her 2 and 4 year ...

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The Creative Crucible of Motherhood

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A few years ago, I went out for dinner with a dear friend of mine, who’s a mum of two young boys. Our plates had just arrived and she proceeded to cut her entire meal into bite-size pieces. Then she looked up at me, mortified, and said: “Oh my god, I can’t believe I’ve just ...

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Neo Liberalism Killed Honesty

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Over the past 48 hours I've read lots of posts talking about the ways in which liberalism/ political correctness has driven hatred deep underground because people are scared to share their views.  Instead, they keep their views private, wear a neutral mask and take it to the polls where they are free to express their beliefs ...

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M.R. Self Care: Therapy

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We believe that self care is a necessity, it's a fundamental pathway to well-being and can help to make up for the fact that work life balance is generally a myth.  This myth includes you sacrificing yourself to meet the needs of children, work, partner, home, family... the list goes on. We are mothering in modernity ...

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