I caused a bit of a stir this week.

Social media is fascinating, it’s only getting better. It is a great stand for everyone to give their opinions and ideas etc, etc.

This week I shared a post on facebook:

http://katm.co.uk/thousands-join-campaign-to-ban-ear-piercing-for-babies-toddlers/

It’s a campaign against babies and toddlers getting their ears pierced, I completely DISAGREE with toddlers and babies getting their ears pierced and am totally FOR this campaign. I believe in my views that babies and toddlers shouldn’t be put through that distress. I watched a programme recently which is rather amazing as well called ‘Bling Baby’ on Channel 5, it was during an episode I saw a mother taking her baby who was 4 months old to get her ears piered. It was then I saw this little baby cry in such pain and it just broke my heart because as a parent you get to know your babies cry and if I ever hear Maisie cry in such a way that she is feeling pain it just breaks me and I hate it so, I wouldn’t purposely do that to her and I don’t get why other parents would allow this either. I find it completely selfish that some parents are willing to do that to their child just for the sake of having a pretty baby or because they feel it looks good or… no,  I have no others reason to be honest I just think it is wrong full stop!

Anyway, as I say it did cause a little stir with someone on my facebook who was obviously cheering for the other team and totally took it personally. I had to explain that I wasn’t judging her for some reason she felt like it was directed at her, which it wasn’t its just her child has had her ears picked at a young age. What I find irritating is other people starting arguments rather than backing up their views/options with a true statement or argument instead I think some people just like to jump on the bandwagon and like a little drama, I like people who are willing to make a statement and have an opinion just not when it gets personal because then you are taking the whole thing out of context which is too far fetched.

Even though, social media is a great stand for all the above things it can also be a pain.

To all the opiniated people out there stand your ground (only for good things, obviously) have a good backup with true statements and statistics and your are well on your way to making a positive difference in this world.

I love being a muma

Quick blog… I just wanted to write a little blog about being a mummy. I’ve just watched long lost families on ITV, I should be banned from watching emotional things. I completely get other people’s stories and life situations to why some children are given up and how people have to be separated sometimes but, to me it’s just so heartbreaking especially when my nearly 2-year-old won’t go to sleep so she’s laying next to me while I watch it in bed and just having her close to me is the best thing in the world. It made me think I need to write a blog about my little bubba because I love so much.

When I became pregnant I was absolutely terrified about EVERYTHING like my life went from being “normal” to oh my goodness I have a human growing inside me, who I have to take care of and protect and sure as hell have I become one over protective mother bear! I became paranoid about things I never even had thoughts about before and it scared me knowing I was bringing a baby into this crazy world which can be very scary place at times. As most new parents would probably understand is how that little human can completely change and impact your life dramatically and make you see the world through new eyes, you just want good in everything around you and to make sure that your baby has a safe, positive, happy environment growing up.

I love being a mum it’s changed me as a person, I am super proud of my daughter for she sees the world through a magical looking glass and everyone who plays a part in her life I see how much she adores them despite what others think of them. I love how she looks at the little details of everything and not one minute does she not appreciate what’s around her because that is all that she knows and it makes me realise that love is all I need (it also makes me feel like I wish I could see the world that way sometimes and not worry about so many things).

I enjoy teaching her new things all the time such as nursery rhymes and reading/looking at picture books. Every moment spent with her isn’t wasted it is the most natural beautiful thing in the world and I’m loving every second. Being a mum isn’t always easy I’m hard on myself at being the “perfect mum” trying to always get things right, the right balance in all her growing and development but its the best thing in the world and everything happens for  a reason and I wouldn’t change that reason for anything.

I’m not consistent !

Hello guys,

I’d like to start by saying that I’m sorry that I’ve not been consistent with my blogs.

Trying to balance work, looking after Maisie, keeping a home clean and tidy I find myself exhausted with no time to allow myself to write about my opinionated mind! I’d really like to know how others in the same boat as me, do it?

However, I have a load of ‘drafts’ waiting to be edited and posted…its just when will I ever get round to doing it.

So keep coming back, I will have a few good things coming up.

X

“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”

markistviews

Off the back of the recent Election Debate in the UK I thought what could be a better time to express my views on politics. It’s a sensitive subject that ultimately effects everybody, whether or not you are interested in politics you are a part of the system you live in and whether you want to be part of the problem or the solution is up to you.

It’s obvious that most young people and those of my generation’s ideas of polictics are influenced by their parents, or what they read or hear from the media. I am no exception, everything I know comes from my parents or family friends who have similar beliefs. The difference is I have always questioned what they say and have never fully committed myself to the same beliefs. I think that it would be too biased to say that everything else is wrong just because what…

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Veiled Court Debate

This morning I was watching ITV’s Loose Women’s debate about if we should change the law in the UK  for Muslim Women to not wear the hijab or other coverings in court.

Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court has said that Muslim women should be allowed to wear the veil in court, urging people it was crucial that courts “show, and be seen to show” respect towards different customs and religions.

Now I have read some peoples opinions on loose women’s facebook page and I have to say some people are quick to react quite racially and judge people for what they look like rather than what the issue is actually about. It’s a shame people would rather point the finger and say things like;

“It makes me feel extremely uncomfortable to be around. I do not care how far ahead we are of other countries. This is Britain and we do not dress like that.” – Anonymous

“I think it’s time to stop pandering to these people, it’s not a religious requirement for them to cover their faces it’s their choice, but when they are choosing to live here then they should accept our customs as we would have to in their country,” – Anonymous

I’m not a religious person, I’m an atheist however I do not judge people for what they believe in. We all make different choices and believe in different things and I like that about us, we are all unique and different. I like to keep open minded about different beliefs I like listening to other people’s views and I won’t discriminate another person for having a different opinion/religion or wearing different clothes/hair/makeup but if I disagree with someone’s opinion then I’ll still accept someone for what they think it doesn’t mean I have to change them or like them it just means we aren’t all going to agree about the same things.

In my opinion, I think Muslim Women should be allowed to wear the veil in court just how I’d choose to wear smart clothes in court. I don’t think it would make a difference if they chose not to wear it. We shouldn’t discriminate another religion because of this – “when they are choosing to live here then they should accept our customs as we would have to in their country.”  well to the person who said this, I disagree. Some women are raised here they didn’t necessarily choose to live here some white British women have chosen to be married into Muslim families and wear the hijab or other coverings so to say, as we would have in ‘THEIR’ country is a bit unfair as we are talking about a religion not about where people come from.

If you take France and now Belgium to are following France in their choice to ban the hijab completely well what message is this giving to young children who don’t understand what is happening in their homes, streets, social groups,family, friends and women who have worn the hijab all their life and now are being made to not wear it? Look at the conflict it has caused.

I believe we need to go forward, not backward. I’m proud to be who I am, what I stand for/believe in, what clothes I choose to wear makeup looks I like going for, what colour I like to dye my hair…no one will ever tell me what I should I look like that’s why I’d never tell someone else to either.

As a nation in the UK we should set a good example to the rest of the world, this war on discrimination isn’t about religion its about power and what the GOVERNMENT/MEDIA want you to believe. They manipulate every little thing in our lives and yes we are part of it even if we don’t want to be. Let’s show the rest of the world what good people we are instead of pointing fingers and judging and putting people down we need to educate carefully and not be biased. We need to talk, listen, teach, learn, be mindful and show respect to everyone. Everyone in this world was not born a bad person no one was born to be mean, unfortunately, this has become something people have taught others through greed, power and envy.

Just take a moment and think about this for a minute… today when you got the bus, who was your driver? Who is your local shop owner? Who is your doctor? Where are your clothes from inside your label? Who were you teachers at school? Who was your taxi driver last? Waiter/waitress? TV presenter, Show characters? The list can go on…just remember every human has a heart and not all humans are the same, but we can make a change in our society and treat others the way we’d expect to be treated. Imagine if you had to move to another part of the world and you weren’t allowed to wear jeans or trainers because it wasn’t acceptable? Imagine if it was your family going through this or being treated worse?

The debate on Loose Woman, today made me feel upset and angry.

What do you think? Let me know your views and opinions on this too.

Tickled Tuesday’s

Tickled Tuesdays Playlist:

  1. The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E
  2. M People – Moving On Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqwborlxOwo
  3. Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_e2D2qsaso
  4. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0tTbTbmVA
  5. Meghan Trainor – lips are moving https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDc_5zpBj7s

Tickled Tuesdays Quote Of The Day:  “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.”

Tickled Tuesdays Joke Of The Day: Two fish are in a tank. One turns to the other and asks, “You know how to drive this thing?”

Tickled Tuesdays Reassurance For The Day: It’s ok to feel upset and to be angry, don’t feel stupid or afraid to tell someone as a problem shared is a problem halved.

Have a lovely day!

(I’d just like to say the quote and joke I have used today is not my own and has been found via internet searching.)

Tickled Tuesdays

Tickled Tuesdays, is all about being cheered up.

Tickled Tuesdays Playlist:

  1. Katrina & The Waves – Walking on sunshine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUmE-tne5U
  2. Jackson 5 – ABC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8GvDLDYhNM
  3. Bob Marley – Jammin’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFRbZJXjWIA
  4. The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU
  5. Top Loader – Dancing in the moonlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yBnIUX0QAE

Tickled Tuesdays Quote Of The Day: Life is like a camera: focus on what is important, capture the good times, and develop from the negatives.” 

Tickled Tuesdays Joke Of The Day: What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?

Tickled Tuesdays Reassurance For The Day: Today is a new day, new experiences, new lessons, new beginnings, new memories, a new you. Don’t let yesterday hold you back. Today is the start of something good. Keep smiling, keep going, keep loving. Today is a good day.

Hope you enjoyed today’s blog.

The Answer to today’s joke is: A nervous wreck =D =D

(I’d just like to say the quote and joke I have used today is not my own and has been found via internet searching.)