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Emma Robinson
English teacher, aspiring novelist, wife to Dan and mother to William (4) and Scarlett (2).
English teacher, aspiring novelist, wife to Dan and mother to William (4) and Scarlett (2).

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In the morning
In the morning I will love you, But now it's for the best - If, please, you could go just go to bed So I can get some rest.  You've had me up for hours, And my head's begun to throb.  I want to lay it down upon the floor and quietly sob.  I've changed you a...

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Nappy Change 999
You go in fast and fully armed, With nappy, bag and wipes. You don't know what you're facing: They come in many types.   Sometimes you get real lucky And you find it's just a wee. "Move on there, gents and ladies. There is nothing here to see."    But other...

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Can we make a cake?
There are few requests which fill me with as much
dread as "Can we make cakes mummy?" I can usually fob them off for a
while by telling them we don't have the ingredients but sometimes the guilt
gets to me. As I remember making cakes with my own mum, I feel...

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You want me to stick it where?
As my youngest child is now over four, it has been a while since I have perused the range of products available to pregnant women. This may explain my utter shock when I saw an advert for the Babypod Vaginal Speaker. For those of you who are as yet unaware ...

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My Parenting Resolutions 2016
According to a recent article in The Guardian, 43%
of resolutions are broken within a month and 80% within three months. Lifestyle
Gurus often warn against starting a new regime on Jan 1 because of its
likelihood of failure. However, I like to make promises...

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The Star
She didn't have a speaking part Because the words were tricky.  (Though was glad she wasn't Mary  Because Joseph's hands were sticky.)   She'd hoped to be an angel Because angels point their toes.  But they'd offered her a shepherd And she didn't like the c...

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In Defence of Slacker Mums
The word ‘slacker’ is misleading. Slacker mums are
NOT lazy. On the contrary, Slacker mums are trying to be everything and do
everything. We had a life once; a life we liked. Trying to keep that life going
at the same time as being the best mum we can makes...

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To My Second Child
You’re not my first; that much is
true. I loved another before loving
you. I’m a different mother this time
around. More calm and confident I’ve
found. With your brother, everything was
new. I was focused on his every move. Each tiny smile was photographed....

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FOMO: Fear of Missing Out
“Fear of missing out (or FOMO) is a form of social anxiety – a
compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity for social interaction, a
novel experience, profitable investment or other satisfying event.” (Wikipedia) When a friend introduced me to the...

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If (Inspired by Rudyard Kipling)
If you can keep your head when all about you Is an ever growing pile of toys and games If you can referee a fight about a felt tip And still love both the fighters just the same If you can function on three hours of sleeping And still be running round the p...
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