Dear Daughter: Don’t worry

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Dear daughter, Don’t worry, it will all be ok. I was once approached in the high street by a young man with a clipboard. He said he was fundraising for Marie Curie who support people with terminal illness, and wanted to know if I’d sign up to donate regularly. He seemed really nervous – not the usual brash, confident type … Read More

Dear Daughter: A Valentine’s poem for my baby bear

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Dear Daughter, I was thinking about what to write for a Valentine’s day post. Since I publish every Wednesday, and V-Day happens to fall on a Wednesday this year, I couldn’t ignore it! The gift guides aren’t really my thing since daddy and I don’t usually bother. We tend to get cheesy chips from Folkestone kebab each year so I don’t … Read More

Be kind! It’s never too late to blog it forward

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#BlogItForward was a challenge set by Wayfair to encourage people to do good deeds and spread some kindness into the world in December 2016. I saw Wendy from Naptime Natter’s post about it recently and, not realising it was a year old, excitedly sat down and wrote my post before the deadline of 31st January. What a nob. When I finally realised, I … Read More

A letter to my pregnant self

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Hi Alice, It’s your friend, future you… (I know, clever huh?!) I wanted to write to you to tell you some things you probably don’t want to hear, because I know how stubborn you are, but I’m hoping because it’s coming from yourself you might actually listen. You’ll find this out, but it’s really hard being a mother and having a friend who is … Read More

This is why I was terrified of my new baby

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I’m not afraid to admit, I was terrified when we brought D home from the hospital. It was inconceivable that a new baby, a whole tiny helpless life, was entrusted to our untrained, untested care. There were no definitive guide books, no rules. We had ultimate power and ultimate responsibility. We didn’t know what the hell we were doing. For a … Read More