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February 9, 2019

The Day My Six-Year-Old ‘Outed’ Me At The Shops

‘Mummy’s having a baby!’ announced my six year old to the entire queue of Tesco’s. ‘Ah! Congratulations dear!’ said one lovely lady, gazing at my tummy […]
February 8, 2019

Everyone Knows What A Nurse Does But Only A Parent With A Sick Child Knows What Else They Do

I want to talk about the worst night of my life. I had just returned home from a romantic, two night getaway with my husband. We […]
February 8, 2019

Mastitis – It’s The Mother Of All Dragons.

I had my three kids naturally. I’m not boasting, it was not at all part of my birthing plan but alas every time I make a […]
February 7, 2019

Bloody Hell! The Period Emoji has Arrived!

News has emerged that a period emoji will be, ahem, coming on stream to mobile and computer platforms in the coming weeks.  It is a red […]
February 7, 2019

Motherhood – It’s Not A Competition

Congratulations, you’ve just had a baby. Welcome to a world of sisterhood, of solidarity among women. As a wise woman once said to me, children are […]
January 8, 2018
February 7, 2019

I Don’t Have The Same Name As My Children – And I Hate It

Naming your child is so difficult. Straight away there are reams of names that you have to discount. Any name of anyone you don’t like. (there’ll […]
February 6, 2019

Why Can’t We Just Support Other Mothers?

Motherhood can be a daunting and lonely place We look to other mothers for some support, encouragement and advice and maybe even friendship. This could be […]
February 5, 2019
Lost Baby

What Do You Do When You Have No Pictures Of Your Lost Baby?

This is my story of our family. In some ways it’s a story with a neat beginning and ending. Then in other ways it’s not. Here’s […]