Marmite

Everybody’s got a thing, but some don’t know how to handle it. Parenting is a slog. A testing, draining, frustrating, sleep-deprived, impoverishing, wrinkle-inducing, physically and emotionally exhausting slog. There is no ‘but’ incoming here.  Parenting…

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Sardines

A bearded man with warm eyes and rosy cheeks by the name of Dr Atkin just laughed. ‘I haven’t taught you anything; you’ve done it all yourselves’. Wow, I thought, that’s radical, and also lovely.

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About Time

We are driving  along a country lane amidst the rolling hills of North Yorkshire when yet another breathtaking vista comes into view.  Girls, look! Wow!  It’s so beautiful.  Isn’t it beautiful?! Wow! It’s amazing!  A…

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Never Let Me Go

Last night I had a cry.  I am not accustomed to shedding a tear these days: life has reached an equilibrium after the turbulence of the past 2 years.  My work-life balance is as stress-free…

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Oh, Mother!

I have become adept at helping my toddler to wee inconspicuously in public places.  I have accepted that the wails and yelps that emit from the living room are just the white noise created when…

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