February Twitter chat calendar
As well as general chat, we have a theme each week. I also ask everyone to share a self care moment they did for them or an act of kindness for someone.
Tuesday 6th February - 100 years of votes
Today we are celebrating 100 years since women first got the vote in the UK. We want to know about solidarity and how women can work together as parents or cnbc.
Tuesday 13th February
Flip it! It's Pancake Day so let's take the negatives and turn them into positives through the power of talking.
Tuesday 20th February
Coping with Mother's Day. It's coming up soon and I'd like us to share our advice on how to get through the day and the endless promotion tidal wave.
Tuesday 27th February
Mindfulness and meditation. More on this to follow!
Childless Hour is a Twitter chat that's been taking place every Tuesday from 8pm until 9pm (GMT), even over the Christmas week when it was more popular than ever. It is hosted by me, Berenice. All you need is a Twitter account, to find our account and follow us. On each Tuesday make sure you're logged in and viewing the latest messages and you can see what we're talking about. You can join in by replying to any message. Just ensure you have #childlesshour in your reply.
There's more about how to get involved with chats here and a video link here. You can also pop me any questions here but please do not worry if it's busy, or you're not sure. I encourage you to dive in and let us know if you're new and we'll look out for you.
We love new faces and you'll get to chat with some lovely 'regulars' such as Fertility Network's More to Life, Andrew and Nicci Fletcher from The CNBC magazine and World Childless Week's Stephanie Phillips, and of course me!
The chat is deliberately informal because the rollercoaster of life during or after knowing about involuntary childlessness is complex. We may talk about something in the news, an exhibition that someone has seen or hosting or a specific blog. Coming up on 23rd January we're talking about More to Life's webinar in a post-viewing 'after party' so that More to Life can get feedback and develop the series. And, since the chat started to support World Childless Week, then we'll have lots of features coming up.
If you have an event and would like to share more than we prefer that you're a regular chatter. This avoids the chat becoming a promotional dumping ground as chat is about sharing and involvement. Persistent promotions are blocked as this can be upsetting to our members who are at different stages.
In return, tag any content on Twitter with #childlesshour and all followers are retweeted. So you can grow your audience too.
I look forward to chatting with you soon.