A Boy Made of Joy

A few weeks ago, while chatting about his day at school, my eight year old told me he was feeling happy because he had spent his day ‘spreading joy’. When I asked him what he meant by that, he told me he had said something nice to a Dad at the school gate, and written…

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Things Ten Years of Motherhood Have Taught Me

Not so long ago, my eldest son turned 10. For me, more than him I think, this marked quite a milestone in our lives. Something about my first baby reaching double figures seemed utterly unbelievable. I mean, wasn’t it only yesterday we brought him home from hospital, clapped proudly at his first tottering steps, snapped…

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Ten Things Turning 40 Taught Me

2016 will be memorable for many reasons – including Brexit, the controversial US Presidential election, and the highest number of celebrity deaths in recent memory.  For me, though, 2016 has a very special significance, as it was also the year I reached the milestone age of 40; something that seemed very far away a decade…

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