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Author Archives: Heather

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Why don’t teenagers come with a manual?

On my living room floor, there is a pile of roasted and salted peanuts. Looking a little more closely I can see some cashew nuts too. It’s quite a heaped pile. A bowlful I’d say. What they’re doing on the living room carpet just underneath [...]

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How to speak French

“Mummy, you’re going to have to speak soon.” Sophie’s voice was low and steady as she held my hand and gave me a concerned look. Her hand felt sweaty and clammy, or maybe that was my mine. It was only our second day on holiday in the small [...]

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When museums are TOO educational

“Mummy, I want to see a skeleton!” We were in the Natural History Museum in London, having a weekend break in the capital city. We’d just been round the entire Dinosaur section in the ‘Blue Zone’ working our way through billions of [...]

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How (not) to encourage family meal times

“Sophie, you need to keep your mouth closed when you’re talking whilst you’re eating.” Pete raises his eyes at me. Sophie gives me a confused look. Oliver squashes one of his grapes which squirts directly onto my clean blouse in the [...]

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What to do when your husband cries

Tears are streaming down his face, his eyes are bloodshot looking like flashes of red lightning across the whites of his eyes, he takes the deepest watery sniff through his nose I’ve ever heard and he starts coughing. I hesitate as I approach him, [...]

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