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I am a foster Mother

Fostering is the best job I have ever done, and I feel privileged and blessed to be able to be part of these children’s lives. This job is 24/7 and 52 weeks a year – even Christmas day. The children live with us and become part of our family and I love them all. They have brought me so much joy, happiness and fulfillment, as well as challenges and sadness when they move on. No big salary or perks could ever replace the smile on a child’s face when they start to trust me and know that I won’t let them down.
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Welcome to Berkshire Woman!

Summer 2012 Magazine Cover

I hope you’ll find there’s something for every woman, whether she be single, a mother, a grandmother, a business woman, a lady of leisure… Our readers come from all walks of life, and so do our writers. Issues of education, birthing, family life, children, business, relationships, personal and family finance, music, literature, culture and your local news are all inside. And yes, please don’t forget to share it with the men in your life; your partners, husbands, brothers, fathers and friends. In each issue there is a special ‘For your man’ section where we cover issues from men’s health to some often predominantly men’s interests (it’s not to say the ladies will not find it interesting or that our male readers won’t find the rest of the mag intriguing!). For those technologically inclined please read inside – we have some very informative gadget reviews from our in-house technology experts.

It’s a handy size so you can carry the magazine anywhere you go and read it during those (for some rare) snippets of free time.

Have a special look at our ‘Call to our readers’ (four in total in different places in the mag) and let us know what it is that is important to you and we will do our best to tell others. The back of the magazine is for your coffee break with your horoscope, school run recipes and seasonal gardening advice and also numerous special offers from our advertisers we’ve managed to arrange for you.

As from May 2012 we are taking submissions for our ‘What made me laugh aloud’ page and also for our ‘Short story writing competition’. We are looking forward to your stories.

We have experts in various fields and they will be more than happy to answer any of your questions, or just simply read your comments.

We hope you will like it and YES please do let us know. Click on ‘comments’ and leave your comments and suggestions. We do want to know!


Billie Krstovic, Editor


The Twelve Children of the Zodiac

Have you ever looked at your two (or more) children and wondered how they can be so different coming from the same parents? Are you not bringing them up with the same values and in the same environment? Well that might be the case but it still does not guarantee that they will perceive it in the same way. The secret to understanding a child better could be as simple as looking at their date of birth.
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Pile of money

Saving for Private Education

Despite the fact that many of us are struggling through the recession, private school fees have rapidly increased over the last decade and are showing no signs of slowing down. According to the Independent Schools Council, parents hoping to send their child to a private school will have to pay on average £3,655 a term.
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“Common Law” wife; you think you know your rights? READ ON!

Our legal expert Julie-Ann Burger, Solicitor, Mediator and Collaborative Practitioner, will be available for a chat on Facebook very soon.

If you wish to ask her any questions please read our updates on http://www.facebook.com/BerkshireWoman. We will post the exact date and time when Julie-Ann will be available to answer your questions and give advice.

It is a commonly held belief that a woman acquires rights simply by the fact of cohabitation. As the law stands at present, this is not correct. Continue reading