New worlds, old stars and red lipstick: some advice on being a woman, for my daughter

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2017 feels like the year for a different kind of resolution

Do you get the feeling that resolutions aren’t quite in vogue at the minute? I’ve


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Kids have horrific taste in TV, but you don’t hold it against them. Back in


Let’s kick our inner smug mums to the kerb this summer

Some rambly first-draft thoughts I have been mulling over. Let me know what you think. 


Since we’re talking and all – #Timetotalk

I am having a jolly kind of morning, all things considered. True, I am very


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