Browsing Archive: May, 2013

#youngmumsquiz

Posted by Prymface on Thursday, May 30, 2013,
This is a copy of the quiz used in #YoungMumsChat May 2013 - Feel free to test yourself!

Q1. What award was Prymface shortlisted for in 2013?

Q2. Which young mum appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss teenage pregnancy with Simon Blake, Paxman and Amber Rudd MP?

Q3. The estimated number of conceptions to women aged under 18 in England and Wales in 2011 was a) 31,051, b) 98,604 or c) 135,709

Q4. How much worse off will out-of-work single parents between the ages of 18 and 25 be a week under universa...
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I'm a Mum and....

Posted by Prymface on Tuesday, May 28, 2013,
 
The recent campaign headline from Candies Foundation, as mentioned in my recent Telegraph post on the delightful twitter trend, ‘You should be changing the world, not changing diapers’ makes the assumption that a woman who is a mother is consequently unable to have a significant impact of the world, that her child rearing role automatically renders all other roles obsolete.  It assumes that childbirth leaves a mother’s brain comparable to mush, or incapable of balancing anything more t...

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"Thinking about Quitting?"

Posted by Prymface on Monday, May 20, 2013,

Are you pregnant, smoking, aged between 16-25 years old and thinking about quitting? Tommy’s is working with researchers at the University College London to try and understand what smoking cessation support might be most useful to young women so that we can work to provide appropriate support for women wanting to quit. We are keen to hear from you through a confidential telephone based interview.  £30 of High Street vouchers are offered as a thank you for your time. If you would li...

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"Your Mum Goes to College"

Posted by Prymface on Friday, May 10, 2013,


The Office for National Statistics revealed last month that there were 45,000 fewer "stay-at-home mothers" between December and February, down to 2.06m. This increase prompted much debate on whether mothers are being pressured into work by the government, and whether stay at home mothers are being effectively discriminated against through lack of support. The government had also recently announced that working parents earning up to £150,000 each will get up to £1,200 to help with c...

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