The Porridge Myth

There are people who think every parent should be able to afford to feed their children. And I absolutely agree. When my husband left, and I realised what a vulnerable position I was in financially, I cut back majorly on my spending in general, and on my food spending in particular. For a while there…

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly

So the government think that giving free meals to hungry kids during half term would ‘increase dependency’ on the State. Maybe it would, maybe it wouldn’t. I was a teacher. I taught Key Stage One children from 1996 until 2012. In my teaching career I have Had parents bring children to school without shoes. Had…