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August 13, 2017
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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 be more on that list than you’ll care to admit) Any name of anyone either of you had any kind of a relationship with. […]
August 13, 2017
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What I Miss About Being Pregnant

I never thought I’d get to a point where I’d look back on being pregnant with rose tinted glasses, but time it seems, is the ultimate anaesthetic. It somehow has the ability to dilute the pain and unpleasantness you might have felt during a past situation. Indeed, most of us […]
August 12, 2017
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Teach 11-Year-Olds About Breastfeeding? Hell To The No!

I woke up to the news this morning that as we are the nation with the lowest breast feeding rates in the entire world (slap on the wrist noted), there is a suggestion floating around that the importance of, and indeed the science behind, breastfeeding should be taught in schools […]
August 11, 2017
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Why Can’t Summer Last Forever?

For a few months every year we get to experience something resembling normality. Every second person hasn’t got a cold or cough, I stop seeing other children as walking bio hazards and our Cystic Fibrosis routine stays at preventative. This still means nebulisers and chest physiotherapy at either end of […]
August 11, 2017
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Living With…Dyslexia

I’m a writer who can’t write. You see I get my letters mixed up, I can’t spell. Still to this day I can’t put pen to paper. You couldn’t read my shopping list, I can’t fill out a form, and when writing a birthday card I really have to sit […]
August 10, 2017
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My Son Was Right…I Was Wrong

 Days End My day is nearly over and I am feeling reflective. I am sitting in the bathroom waiting on my children to fall asleep. Our day is racing through my brain. I sit in the bathroom because I’m too lazy to walk up and down the stairs. This time […]

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