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Billy Bear and the art of being a bad mother

When I picked up my eighteen month old daughter from nursery last week the assistant handed me a bag with a small teddy bear poking out of it. “You can have Billy Bear for the weekend” she said smiling “I’ve popped the diary in there too, it’s a way of bonding your child with an object that travels with him or her, between nursery and home” I smiled back and nodded, eager to please her. This was all new to me, the ways of nurseries and stuff to bring home and take back etc etc. I didn’t think any more about it until I was going through Iris’s bag to get her ready for the next...

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I take it all back

BLOG   I TAKE IT ALL BACK   Society says it is okay to take things back.  Racist insults, opinions, clothes, ex boyfriends, we are a nation of taker backers.  We have lost the power to be able to be able to 'get what we pay for’.   Personally this manifests itself in my shopping.  I am happy to buy things only if in the back of my mind I am saying to myself  “I can always take it back I can always take it back” like a mantra. It is as if committing to a purchase is so terrifying that if I don’t have a get out clause I cant do it.  Last week I took a lightbulb...

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I vote for lady parts in tact…

NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED…   I’ve just read the Sunday Times leader from last week. (It takes me a week to get around to reading the Sunday Papers. By the time today comes around I am pleased to announce I am fully abreast of all old news).  Anyway, the Times leader announced that all women will soon get the right to an elective caesarean section.  WHAAAAAAAAAT???? What about me? A bit frickin late aint it???   When I asked my obstetrician if I could please have a C Section please sir, he said no. Of course he did.  So, Zoe Lewis, the Oliver Twist of the NHS maternity...

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multi tasking is the death of individualism

Given the obvious challenge of living my life as well as looking after a baby I’ve been trying to cope with single mummydom by doing two things at once. For example, instead of having a glass of vino to relax before I have a bath. I drink wine in my evening bath. I do my emails while watching television (therefore neither engaging brain or wasting time worrying about Stacey in Eastenders), I dry my hair while on my gym ball doing pelvic floor exercises (Squeeze squeeze girls). The only thing that wasn’t so successful was having a hand in the food blender while talking on the phone (lost the fleshy...

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