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Eve Dugdale
Eve Dugdale

Eve Dugdale is a British freelance journalist and mum of one with over 12 years' newspaper and online experience in both the UK and UAE. From court reporter in Manchester, UK to Deputy Features Editor at 7DAYS, Dubai, these days she manages her passion for writing between changing nappies and singing nursery rhymes.

Playground politics 101: Should moms be making school friends too?

Skidding into the soft play center car park, I sigh with relief that I’m only five minutes late.Grabbing my daughter’s hand we dash in and she heads off with her friends. I notice...

What does the poppy mean to Muslims in the UK?

Having a poppy pinned to my coat and wearing it with pride is something I can remember doing as long as I’ve been alive.The wearing of silk and paper poppies as a symbol of remembrance to...

Smacking children: Why is the debate in the spotlight again?

Most of us want to teach our children that violence is never the answer; that resorting to inflicting pain on somebody is never the way to show them they’ve done something wrong. So why do some...

Do we need to brown the face of a white woman to highlight prejudice in the UK?

They say that if you want to understand a person you should walk a mile in their shoes. And I imagine that’s what producers of a program that was aired on British TV on Monday intended to do. ...

Being a mom is equivalent to 2.5 jobs: How to work hard, relax hard!

The amount of times I’ve looked at my nails and thought: “I’ll paint those in bed tonight” and not found the time is ridiculous.It seems silly but it’s become symbolic...

Does the religion of your neighbor matter to you?

There are plenty of things that can annoy us about our neighbors.From the ones who steal our parking spaces to those who hold parties until the early hours, I was certain most of us would share the...

Muslim beauty queen responds to hate in the most elegant way

When somebody insults you, what’s your initial reaction? Do you cry or get angry? Start a war of words or even go a step further and think of the worst insult you can throw back? When Miss World...

Mom-shaming: Woman writes heartfelt post on ‘why we’re all good mothers’

There are days when I don’t want to get dressed in the morning.When I can’t face a healthy breakfast and instead eat too much toast with too much jam knowing I’m setting a bad...