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A day in the life of a sleep-deprived mum

05:30 Wake up after having been up with Oliver crying until 3am and begin worrying about my job interview this afternoon. 08:45 Hear elderly disabled neighbour shouting for help because water is pouring through the bathroom and kitchen ceiling of [...]

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God Vs Father Christmas

It's the middle of February and Sophie is writing her Christmas list. I say 'writing' but what I actually mean is she's 'drawing' her Christmas list. This isn't because she can't write - far from it, she actually keeps a diary and writes in it every [...]

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Toilet Talk with a Five year old

Sophie is sat in the toilet.   “Are you finished yet?”   “Yes, but not yet.”   “What? How can you be finished but not yet?”   “I’m finished because I’ve finished my wee, but not yet [...]

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The Problem with Reward Certificates

“Mummy? Guess what I’ve got?” Sophie’s sing song voice calls from the front door. I’m in the kitchen feeding Oliver and can just imagine her cheeky smile and wide eyes, giving a sideways look as she says it. I reply as singsongy as her, [...]

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Our daughter, the drainpipe slayer

“Mummy, I bleeded Chardonnay.” Just like that she said it. Standing in the bright colourful corridor of her nursery, walls decorated with sunshine and rainbows dotted with sweet paintings made by the children and tiny photographs of each of the [...]

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