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Confessions of a neurotic mother

My name is Sally and I’m a neurotic parent. There, I’ve said it. I torture myself on a daily basis imagining the many ways my child could die or maim herself. Not for fun – I just can’t help it. Flea will be playing happily in her bedroom and I’ll…

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No husband? How careless of me.

“Have you thought about your life insurance lately Mrs Whittle?” the bank teller asked me this morning. I've got to be honest: I don't do conversation on Monday mornings. Especially not before 10am. Just give me the cash. I’ve got a decorator waiting to be paid, and I need to…

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But Mummy, I am almost definitely a boy called Aiden.

When I was seven, my Mum left my Dad and took us all to Ibiza for an extended holiday. You can’t blame her – my Dad was a scout leader so poor Mum had dealt with jamboree and damp tents in random fields for 17 years by that point. A…

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…So we sat in the house and massacred innocent civilians.

It was a quiet day in Playmobil-land. Children raced go-karts, while mothers kept a loving eye on little ones, cosied up in their prams. A friendly policeman chatted with a child, while in the background, small dogs and cats playfully chased one another. Who'd have thought, on an ordinary day,…

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Too wet to go out, too cold to play ball….

It’s been a busy old week. I had a book deadline, plus a former client snark up (technical term) my websites. So I've been typing like mad, trying to rescue my website and attempting to disentangle myself from the client relationship with dignity intact and no bodies in the basement.…

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