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August 9, 2017

The Six Word Mum: Kate Thorburn

  This week The M Word is introducing Kate Thorburn to our readers. Kate writes from her heart, about her life her family and things that inspire her. Like Kate’s beautifully blended family. If Kate could have a super power, it would be invisibility. Just imagine getting around the limitations of the real world! Kate […]
August 9, 2017

Pre-School Is Just Around The Corner

One small step for her, one large step for mummy’s everywhere. I look at her in disbelief, how can she be starting preschool…? Seriously, it’s like I brought her home from the hospital yesterday. She has an overgrown school uniform of red and navy on, and this morning is standing […]
August 9, 2017

Oh, Epidural. You Are A Cruel Mistress

I could feel the contraction coming, like a roll of thunder, it rumbled and cracked to a crescendo, crashing pain through my body. All I could do was cling onto that pillow trying not to move and hoping to f@#$ that the anaesthetist had a steady hand! In my desperation […]
August 7, 2017

So Long, Summer

As the evenings start to slowly draw in and a slight chill begins to creep into the air, as I look longingly at the fireplace in my living room and dream of crackling logs and toasty toes, I give Summer a cheery wave goodbye. The summer we had this year […]
August 7, 2017

How To Survive…Having A Child With Additional Needs

Being a Mum is the most challenging thing any of us will ever do. It pushes us to the absolute edge, whilst also soaring us to unthinkable highs. That massive brief at work? Easy! That big presentation? Peasy! That business trip you’ve been dreading? Lemon squeezy. Giving birth to and […]
August 6, 2017

My Not-At-All-Near-Death Experience

My husband maintains that I am prone to Jane Austen-esque tendencies and that I would have been far more suited to this era given my weaknesses and horrifications in certain circumstances. So the irony was not lost on him as we flew to Bath recently to visit true Jane Austen […]


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