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

Little girl, you sleep. I wanted a girl desperately, and you came like a song


Angry mummy: Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Tim is away for a fortnight. It’s the longest he’s ever been gone. The night


Don’t worry, mama: the first day of school makes you cry for a reason

So anyway, that was the first week of school. H went back on Monday. My


Angry mummy: everything’s not lost

This is the third post I’ve written about trying not to be a short-fuse parent.


We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to tell you this: it’s going to get better

If you are really struggling with tiny ones right now, please know this. I know


It’s alright, don’t worry: I’m just going through a phase

I’m here! (This is me breaking the log-jam that is two weeks without writing a



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