Who was your favourite boyfriend, Mummy?

My six-year old daughter asks me lots of questions and as she gets older they are getting MUCH more interesting. We were out in Brighton at the weekend, having a girlie day and I showed her the flat that I was living in when I first met Daddy. It led us on to how long …

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When you always expect rain

I just wanted to say, that if the raincoat you have isn't working very well at the moment.  It's okay. We all get wet. You can't always see the wet patches because we take our raincoats off at home. So often I hear that friends are soaking.  It's okay. I'm wet too. Let's drip together. …

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The innocent voices of our children

This afternoon was my daughter's end of year show at school. The unity and innocence of their young voices singing was so healing, so inspiring. This group of children sounded like an army as they stood together. As the Baron says in The Sound of Music, "Is there a more beautiful expression of what is …

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Be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry

You may have seen this Bumble dating app slogan on the side of a bus recently in London, like me. It really made me smile. And then it made me think. We know this is aimed at women because we know that our parents would have assumed their son would become a CEO over their …

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And just like that…she could write a sentence

I can see the cat. All by herself, no help, no encouragement, no bribe offered.  She just decided today was the day she would write her first sentence. It's been a week of firsts, she climbed a big tree on Monday, she got the hang of adding and taking away on Tuesday, wrote her first sentence …

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