Zion Lights discovered that sharing her breast-milk benefited her as much as it did the family she was helping

It was a murky sort of evening; a clouded sky and spitting rain. I’d left my 4-month-old daughter for the first time, with my husband, so that I could travel across the city to meet a new mother called Elaine. Her plea had awakened a strong feeling deep inside me, a need for one mother to connect to another, for one thriving baby to help to heal another, and I was set on what I felt I had to do. My daughter was born a few weeks ‘early’ but she barely lost any weight within the first few weeks … [More...]

Victoria Ward shares five things you may not know about babywearing

Many parents have tried babywearing (carrying a baby, toddler or child in a sling or baby carrier). A sling or carrier is often an essential item for new parents, and more and more expectant couples have discussed babywearing in antenatal classes, are recommended to try a sling by their health visitor or breastfeeding counsellor, and have popped along to a sling meet or sling library or seen one of the growing number of babywearing consultants across the UK. Babywearing can be great for parents, … [More...]

Revolutionary Clothing – Zion Lights reviews a Climbing Trees T-shirt

Can the clothes our children wear be classed as a revolutionary act? I didn't think so, until this T-shirt came along. My daughters are into many things including space, dinosaurs, fossils, and pirates, but what we've found is that library books about pirates are almost always about boys, sometimes with a few cursory background female pirates, and one book that we did find that centred around a female pirate crew referred to them as 'girl pirates' throughout the book. Now, it's true that … [More...]

One Earth, One Humanity, One Future Festival

Thursday 22 September – Sunday 25 September Leading global aid and development agency Oxfam is teaming up with the UK’s longest standing environmental magazine Resurgence (Resurgence & Ecologist since 2012) to stage a festival in Oxford next week, assembling  key figures from the social justice and green movements  to take a stand for a fairer, united and sustainable world. Entitled ‘One Earth, One Humanity, One Future’, the festival – which celebrates Resurgence’s 50 years at the … [More...]

The Wanderer: Zoë Foster believes she gains much by moving from place to place

I was not born a wanderer. In fact the first time I moved house I was 14 years old, and it was a pretty traumatic event for me: everything I had known up to that point was turned upside down, emptied out of its box and placed down in a jumble on the other side of the country. Of course it was exciting as well – brought up as I was on adventure books, I tried to see it as such. But when you’re 14, changes can take some adjusting to, and suddenly I had to make new friends and come to grips with … [More...]

Life Changing: Claire shares her story of how discovering menstrual cups has had a positive impact on her life

I carry haemophilia and this affects my menstrual bleeding. Discovering menstrual cups has made my bleeding time much less uncomfortable and inconvenient. Haemophilia is carried by women and has a 50% chance of being passed on to males (from mother to son). I have one son who is a haemophiliac. Haemophilia affects the ability of the blood to clot, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. The condition is typically caused by hereditary lack of a coagulation factor, … [More...]

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