Dr Julie McCandless argues that while the family and parenthood law in its current form may ‘make sense’ for the vast majority of people, it does not really grapple with the fundamental question of what makes someone a parent and why.
13th to 20th of June is Carers’ Week in the UK. In this blog post, Debbie shares her experience of caring for her son who was diagnosed with autism. She reflects on the journey so far, the support available to her and her son, assumptions she had to fight against and how it helped her become a stronger mother.
On the 3rd of April, Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day was celebrated all over the UK. It got Chloe Alexander thinking about the rose-tinted stereotypes that the celebration of Mother’s Day has become gripped with. She argues for the urgent need to focus on the wider issues surrounding motherhood in the country, especially those that have arisen in the face of the spending cuts and new government policies.