The Time Is Now

When Rian was born, I used to hold him as a tiny baby during those long sleepless nights of feeding and think about what sort of little boy he’d be, what sort of teenager he’ll turn into, and what sort of man he’ll grow up to become. Back then, each stage seemed like light years…

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Elf on The Shelf – Thanks, But No.

{Also published on The M Word } People who know me, know that I love Christmas. Actually, it’s the run up to Christmas that I particularly love – the planning, the choosing of gifts, the atmosphere and the excitement. I even have a ‘wrapping theme’ every year where I’ll carefully choose what paper and accessories…

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…And Yesterday I Cried

“The obligation for working mothers is a very precise one: the feeling that one ought to work as if one did not have children, while raising one’s children as if one did not have a job.” -Annabel Crabb, Policital Journalist {Also features on The M Word } I’m very sure there are lots of us…

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I Found My Diary…1995 We Meet Again

{Also embarrassingly features on The M Word} Picture the scene. It’s 1995 and a 14-year-old me sits in her room, listening to Oasis and Blur battle it out in the charts. I’m trying to tame my fuzz of red hair into something somewhat presentable because GHD’s hadn’t been invented yet. I’d probably just finished watching the new…

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Our Great Embryo Debate

{Also featured on The M Word } Every so often I get asked ‘ So… are you going to try again for a girl now that you have two boys?’ What an odd question. Or am I the odd one? Why would people assume I have a need to have a daughter over another son?…

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