Why the ‘Share the joy’ parental leave campaign misses the point

The Government has today launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the uptake of shared parental leave. Unfortunately, the 'Share the joy' campaign misses the point. When I read the headlines this morning, I naively thought that some much-needed policy change was on the way. Sadly not. It's just raising awareness of a pre-existing option that ...

My five festive fails

I've been a parent for over seven years. I've also been blogging about it for the same amount of time. You'd think that writing about my experience of parenting would focus my thoughts and improve my approach as a result. Well if recent events are anything to go by, I've learned nothing. In my defence - ...