This is our first blog post on Parenthood Matters, and my first time ever writing a blog. I don’t think the embarrassing Tumblr, featuring far too much Harry Potter fanfiction, that I had as a teenager counts!
I’m Beth. There’s 3 of us called Beth in the Parenthood Matters team (Beth, Bethany, and Bethan), so don’t worry if you get confused. I’ll forgive you. We all met whilst campaigning for the “Maternity Petition”, and together in our group chat, with Lorraine and a couple of anonymous mums, we pondered what to do next. We’d loved campaigning and wanted to keep fighting the good fight for parents, and so after many a late night talk Parenthood Matters was born.
At it’s core, Parenthood Matters is a group for parents of all ages who want to improve things for families. If you’re politically minded, if you consider yourself a bit of an activist, or simply want to learn how to navigate the constantly changing world we find ourselves in, then this is the place for you. We know how hard things are for parents right now, and so we want to create a judgement free zone for parents to discuss the times we face.
We’ll be fighting for you. Fighting for the reduction in the cost of childcare. Fighting for the vital support parents need and aren’t getting. Fighting for awareness of issues that aren’t given enough limelight. So while we do that, lets have a bloody good chat, lets get active and stand up for what we believe in.
You’ll hear me say this a lot, but I truly believe that if we had more women in the rooms where the real decisions are made, then the country would be doing a hell of a lot better than it is now.
So for tonight I’ll keep this short and sweet. The husband has just put The Boys season 2 on Amazon, and the sofa is calling my name.
Beth S xx