Dear Lucy….

 Dear Lucy Mangan, I love your column in the Guardian Weekend. You write with wit and insight, and use your position as a parent to…

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Silent Sunday

This blog has been shortlisted in the Fresh Voice category of the Brilliance in Blogging awards. I’m over the moon. Voting closes at midnight on…

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A country tale

I love being a parent in London. Nowhere else could children spend their Easter holidays gazing at tigers; taking an imaginary drive on a (real)…

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Mum of two, 38, GSOH, wltm…..

Today’s piece was originally written as a guest post for Britmums, and published on their website on 2 May.  I’m new to this game. The…

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A round of a claw – month one, April 2013

Months pass. Seasons change. Time drifts, then is gone. The bulbs I planted for Gwen the Autumn she spent growing inside me, have since twice…

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Our children, the soothsayers?

We’ve just taken Gwen for the MMR jab, and I’m worried. I’ve been reading some articles on measles in Swansea, and the claimed ill-effects of…

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When I am gone, I would like you to picnic …

While we were eating our lunch today, a black cat (symbol of death in some cultures) appeared from nowhere and wandered into the shot. I…

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I’ve been shortlisted!

I’m astonished. I found out last night that I’ve made it to the shortlist for Britmums’ Brilliance in Blogging Awards. My excitement caused Austin and…

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The blog posts that never were

This fortnight, the time pixies have stolen my blogging hours. It’s been the first long holiday since Austin started pre-school, and with two under-fours to…

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