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Kylie Hodges
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A blog about parenting, positivity, pregnancy (other people's), politics and paraphernalia
A blog about parenting, positivity, pregnancy (other people's), politics and paraphernalia

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The Distracted Parent
I have recently finished reading Eating the Elephant  by Alice Wells. I approached this book with trepidation, her story is disturbing and compelling, and beautifully written and constructed, which helps enormously to digest the content.  Her journey of dis...

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Missing: Personality
Entering Bangkok airport I feel into my bag. I feel again. I lurch my hand into the pocket in my rucksack. It was there this morning now it’s gone. I go to a bench, travellers everywhere, the airport a symphony of conversations, and I rifle through my bag. ...

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A Bolt from the Blue
I have been very quiet blogwise this year. Since becoming poorly in November a lot has happened and I didn't want to put things out on my blog that would be here forever. I have had a lot of help from unlikely sources, such as the DWP who have been nothing ...

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Year 2 SATS Strike
Can you believe my son is now in year 2, and about to take Year 2 SATS. It weighed heavily on my mind whether to take part in the Year 2 SATS strike today as this write up in the Independent explains. I have deliberately not written much about Joseph since ...

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Walk in Her Shoes
Many of you know that I have been working on my fitness for the past year. A large part of my routine is my steps, I aim for at least 10 000 a day. Walking has become my therapy, a time for reflection, music, sometimes even tears. When I heard about Walk in...

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Lent - Giving up Not Blogging
Oh my blog how I have missed you. I've been going through a tough time since about September. I started to sense my citalopram had stopped working, I took time off work and begged for help from my GP who had just joined the practice and didn't know me. Sadl...

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A Blessed Christmas
Christmas morning commenced with an excited 6 year old creeping down the stairs and 5 am. I was already up as I get really excited at Christmas. He wanted to open his presents and I reached a compromise agreement that he could open his stocking presents but...

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How to Survive Christmas
I have lost a considerable amount of weight this year, and have just sorted yet another bag of clothes for the charity shop! That's my sixth bin bag of clothes this year. I set a specific goal to be in a size 16 dress for Christmas. I was wearing a size 22-...

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The Locked Ward and NICU
I became poorly a few weeks ago. It's anxiety and I can't go into great details about the causation suffice to say I have had anxiety issues throughout my life however I have never experienced anything as intense as this. A psychiatrist at the hospital felt...
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