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December 30, 2016

Orkambi and Vertex: The Horror Of Hope

Your child is diagnosed with the life-shortening, life-limiting, chronic illness that is Cystic Fibrosis. You’re told that your child’s life expectancy is early 30s, the age […]
December 25, 2016

Why Christmas Is Wasted On My Son

I love this time of year. I’m about as Christmassy a person you could meet, without crossing over into Christm-asshole territory (you know what I’m talking […]
October 18, 2016

I’m Not An Idiot Just Because I Have A Baby

For work and personal reasons, I am a frequent flyer, and have been for nearly a decade. It used to be a breeze, but since having […]
September 29, 2016

10 CF Phrases To Help You Understand Young CF Families

Perhaps you know us, but don’t like to ask too many questions. Perhaps you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing, or of upsetting us. Please don’t […]
September 27, 2016

Pink Is For Boys, Blue Is For Girls

I’ve lost count of the number of times baby Tom has been mistaken for a girl, despite the fact that I shamelessly don’t adhere in anyway […]
January 8, 2018
September 20, 2016

The Problem With A ‘Mums Night Out’

Lily Allen was back in the news recently, but for all the wrong reasons. She was photographed worse for wear (well, more than worse for wear) at […]
September 14, 2016

Hey, Merlot. We Need To Talk

A few years ago I unwittingly became a poster girl for “women and drinking”. I hadn’t intended to, but I made a documentary called Merlot & […]
August 30, 2016

The Politics Of Borrowing Baby Stuff

Neither a borrower nor a lender be. I’m sure most of you have heard that at least once in your lives (usually from the kind of family […]