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So you are starting school

So, my boy, you are starting school.The time has come.Too fast. But here nonetheless.My last baby on your next adventure.The first big chapter that you’ll do alone. When I see all the little ones in their too-big uniforms looking like they are playing dress up, I won’t be the only parent on the school playground […] Read more…

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Does mummy blogging have a shelf life?

I started blogging two and a half years ago by default really. I didn’t even know ‘mummy and daddy blogs’ existed. There was barely a mention of them on Facebook back then. Now my news feed is littered with shared posts – some funny, others sad, lots truly inspiring. It began when a support group I […] Read more…

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Parallel lives

I was half way there when I first saw him. The gut ache of regret and loss didn’t get me that first time. That came much later in the day. To remind me that in the most mundane of moments, grief can slap you in the face at any time. In an attempt to shake off the effects of […] Read more…

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My Dad – growing up with a rebel

It was one of those lovely post-roast moments on a cold Sunday. The remnants of the previous evening’s drunken shenanigans with friends had finally abated and the hangover hunger was sated by my mum’s Yorkshire puddings. Settling on the sofa as an old film buzzed in the background, the idea of getting packed up and […] Read more…

Down time: doing it now and doing it well

In the past few weeks I’ve started to get a bit anxious. Those small but alarming moments when your heart beats that bit faster than it should. Where you are wound up so tight that the most innocent of misdemeanours can make you snap and snarl at your loved ones. It doesn’t happen often. But […] Read more…

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