Archive of ‘And kind of special’ category

Today, I love this

Just to highlight the swings and roundabouts of this journey.Today we had a lovely chilled out morning. We strolled to school and no one had odd socks on.Tonight eldest girl and I are going to a party! No boys allowed and there will be wine and sweets.But most importantly wonkers bonkers boy decided to eat!!!!!!No […] Read more…

Today, I hate this

One of the questions I am often asked is what is the most challenging thing about your child. That is a difficult question to answer as what might be challenging today, might be fine tomorrow. What drives you to tears this morning, will be forgotten next week. You can actually potter on for ages and take […] Read more…

A letter to myself

Hey you. It’s me. I want to talk to you about something. Sit down.I’ve been meaning to talk to you about this for a while. Okay, here goes. It is not your fault. Please don’t cry. Because it is not. It is not your fault. You are not to blame. And you are not being […] Read more…

What is this mummy instinct thingy?

In early 2010, a panel of experts from Oxford University published a paper in the Lancet that said that a mother’s instinct is usually right if she believes her child may be dangerously ill. In fact, a parent’s instinct that something is wrong was added to a list of signs that every doctor should look […] Read more…

Gabriel

This was a poem given to us at Gabe’s christening. We always liked the name Gabriel but when it became obvious that things were not going to be straightforward with him we thought it would do no harm to name him after the most famous angel of all. He was three months old at his […] Read more…

That boy of mine…

I love writing. I write for a living. God only knows why but someone has always been willing to pay me for this privilege for over a decade now. So it is not the teenage dream of writing for Just 17 and Smash Hits (I never got to interview Marti Pellow but Terry Wogan did […] Read more…

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