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Marie Louise
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Shame on you
'Shame on you.' These were the departing words of my late grandmother. I kid you not. Moments before the  miniature sparrow-like woman left this mortal coil. It's unclear who they were aimed at, but it may well have been at my mother who was at her deathbed...
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iPad Usage Brainstorm - draft rules
Ok, we have exactly the same problems as a lot of other families: screens. Arrrggghhh. It can take over. And it can be so so difficult to get the kids off blooming things. We had two super smug months when our son didn't watch any. At all! I'll just pause t...
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closeness without word - a few tips from dan svarre
Since our son moved in with us, four years ago, I have not
stopped reading. Books about parenting, the brain, adoption & fostering,
trauma and much more. While I have yet to read a single book where I agree with
everything, there are certainly several books...
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They f** you up*
It's said that once you become a parent you will get to know someone who you have known all your life but never really known. Your own parents. Usually this is said with tenderness and often forgiveness. Since I became a mum I have got to know mine better t...
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Breakfast in other peoples’ families
  Last week, I had one of those days, when I had to have
someone look after Digger all day, as I have a whole day meeting a couple of
hours from home, and Pierre was out of town. Our usual go to people couldn’t,
so I asked a nursery school mate. Not a famil...
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Regression
When our son first moved in he was near as damn it 11 months
– He had just learned to crawl. I can’t say it was love a first sight – I had
to grow into that. But there was definitely strong mutual attraction, a fierce
sense of parental responsibility and  ‘...
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sleep as a place of safety
Well, our boy still sleeps in our bedroom, still in the mega cot (though he will be growing out of it soon). Needless to say I still love having him there. No big surprises there then. Not much change from my last blog not he subject. We had a short interlu...
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