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A preemie’s arrival 

Fear. Bright lights blinding as you lie helpless, the room full, the weight of the moment crushing. “We’ve started.” You dare not breath, your body motionless, your mind frantic.  Every fibre pleading, begging, hoping, willing “let my baby live.” A surge of activity, pressure through the numbness and then, Heavy, overwhelming, deafening silence.  Hope twists and…… Continue reading A preemie’s arrival 

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10 things all new mum’s should know

Recently a couple of old school friends who don’t live close by anymore have had their first babies and they have messaged me feeling confused, guilty and panicked about the decisions they are making as new mothers. It got me reminiscing about the months after my first son arrived into our lives and turned everything…… Continue reading 10 things all new mum’s should know

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Equality in parenting

“Many men’s salaries aren’t just for them, it’s for their wife and children, too.” This comment about the BBC gender pay gap made by Tom Chambers was apparently taken out of context but regardless it highlights that people do still hold traditional perceptions about who the ‘bread winner’ in a family is. The man.  There…… Continue reading Equality in parenting

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Dear Beyoncé from a fellow twin mum

Ok so she’s a mega rich super star and she is absolutely fabulous BUT she’s also a woman and a role model to thousands of women and young girls across the planet.  Yes she probably has ALL the help in the world and I doubt very much she’s up all night long trying to juggle,…… Continue reading Dear Beyoncé from a fellow twin mum

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There’s more to learn than school

Reading my sons first ever school report as the end of reception draws closer, I was struck by the realisation that not only is time flying by but that he is becoming a little independent person in his own right, forming on a daily basis, his own thoughts and opinions which will shape the person…… Continue reading There’s more to learn than school

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Double trouble but double joy

Nothing, not even your own previous parenting experience can prepare you for the demands and the logistics of having multiples. from the moment they are born the reality of having two tiny babies to care for hits you. Who do you pick up first? Who do you feed first? Who do you comfort first when…… Continue reading Double trouble but double joy