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July 24, 2017
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Can We Please Just Slow Down Time?

Time is a funny thing. When I was small I can remember being in school and waiting, not so patiently, for the annual summer holiday with my family. I’d come home every day giddily exclaiming to my parents ‘oh I wish it was tomorrow, I wish it was tomorrow’ so […]
July 24, 2017
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How To Survive… Packing For Multiples

Move to a hot country. The End. And if you cannot do that, then I need to prepare you for the journeys that await you, as you pack for multiples. There comes a time in every multiple mothers’ life when she braves going out. For me the twins were a […]
July 23, 2017
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Dear Pre-Baby Me…

Dear Pre-baby me, I wish this was something you would one day get to read. I wish I could put this in a mailbox that would magically arrive into your hands, like a scene from Back To The Future or Quantum Leap. I wish I could take you by the […]
July 23, 2017
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Sun-cream, We Need To Talk…

Dear Sun-cream, I need you more than you need me, I get that. I know you could decide to walk away and leave me exposed to the elements with the children, but please don’t act so callously. I fully accept that life (in the summer) would be worse without you […]
July 23, 2017
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Living Without…Parents

Even at the age of forty I still get that pang living without parents in my life. Both my parents are still very much alive but we have no relationship. And I know they say you don’t miss what you never had. This is true to a certain extent, although […]
July 21, 2017
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Living With…A Baby That Fights Sleep

My baby boy doesn’t just fight sleep, he fights it with boxing gloves on. Seriously, at one point when he was really small, he’d ball up his little fists and wave them in the air as if he was Rocky Balboa doing 10 rounds with Clubber Lang with Eye of […]

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