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Team Honk Penzance does Dance-Walk-Fitness!

Team Honk Penzance have done us proud for the past three years raising funds for Sport Relief .

You can see us here getting blown about as we started the Team Honk Relay from Lands End , ...

Mama Activists: Battle Scarred

This month, we're inspired by our Sewn Words activity to revisit our theme of Mama Activism.

Our activism as mothers comes in many different forms, and on many stages - we might be ...

Inspiring the hopes and dreams of children Inspiring the hopes and dreams of children

Join our next #somum Make Date this Wednesday 18 November from 8.30pm - 10pm UK time (find world times here ) on twitter to share the words the world needs to hear right now. If you fancy getting ...

Mothers of Innovation Mothers of Innovation

Mothers are innovators. It makes such perfect sense and yet the words, together, feel so unfamiliar.

Would you let your child choose what you wear… for charity?

Inspired by this brilliant post from Summer Bellessa last week ( I Let My Toddler Dress Me For Week – Here’s What Happened ) , on Friday I let my 4 year old daughter choose what I wore on the ...

Team Honk Penzance - join us Lands End to Truro! Team Honk Penzance - join us Lands End to Truro!

On Sunday 12 January, we’ll be putting our first and second best feet forward as the VERY FIRST LEG of a bonkers bloggers relay to raise funds for Comic Relief/Sports Relief/Red Nose Day...

Earth Mama Activist - Being The Change

Our tenth stirring Mama Activism post comes from Myfi Jones of Earth Mama Times , exploring what gets in the way of us mothers acting for change, and how activism is the only way to go... ...

Active Kindness

Our final Mama Activism post comes from Tara Green of The Parenting Geek . It also leads us very nicely into next month's theme: Mum Shame . Tara makes a wonderful case for ...

Celebrating difference Celebrating difference

A local councillor's disturbing statements describing disabled children as a burden have recently gone global. It's hard to believe that anybody, let alone someone representing our community, ...

Parenting and activism

We're delighted that the first guest post in this month's series on Mama Activism comes from the wonderful Lucy AItkenread of Lulastic and the Hippyshake .

I took Ramona on her first ...

Activate Mama Bloggers

The second 'guest' post in our Mama Activism series is a digital postcard from the wonderful Team HONK on their Red Nose Day mission to Ghana.

The postcard came from Annie Spratt ( @ ...

Mumra and Other Thunderous Kats

That marvellous Kat Pearce of Kat a Pillar shares how and why she's taking her place in the world. Our third guest post in this month's Mama Activism series:

The ...

How do you measure making a difference?

We're thrilled to welcome the very inspiring Jenelle of TrashN2Tees to share our fourth guest post on Mama Activism, and our first ever guest printable! Let us know how YOU measure the difference ...

On Empowerment

The ever inspiring Teika Bellamy of Mother's Milk Books shares what empowerment means to her for our fifth guest post on Mama Activism.

What does being empowered mean to you as a mum? We ...

An activist at heart

Our sixth guest post on Mama Activism comes from the always thought-provoking Lisa Hassan Scott (find more of her words here ) on her changing perceptions of activism before and after the advent ...

Humble alone, hopeful together

We had another lovely Mums' Make Date on twitter last week, attempting to combine tweeting and sewing... Which made us a bit quieter than usual! Still, we shouted loud for Mama Activism, and got ...

Let’s change the world, piece by piece…

Life as a working mum with small kids is busy, all-consuming, Nearly all of my nurturing world-changing energy is now focused on my children. That leaves little for my husband, and even less for ...

Better than nothing

Chelsea at Ms Mummy of Two shares her thoughts on combining motherhood and activism - it's not easy! Our seventh guest post on Mama Activism.

I want to be the voice ...

Making a difference with micro movements

Lovely Charlie Plunkett shares what 'small-steps' activism means to her in our eighth Mama Activism guest post. It's also the first leg on her virtual book tour (find out more below) so we're ...

Mummy Activists

The awe-inspiring Hayley Goleniowska of Downs Side Up redefines "Mummy Activism" in our ninth Mama Activist guest post. What does mummy activism mean to you? Are you a mummy activist...? ...