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Harsh Reality


Sunday, November 20, 2016

  This week I said goodbye to a friend who was taken too soon. A friend who brought light to the lives of so many (the fact that neither the Church nor the Hall could hold all the funeral goers is testament to that). As I remember him and regret that mini-me didn't get to know him ...

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Christmas Gift List


Saturday, November 19, 2016

We've heard on the grapevine that there are people so organised that they've started their Christmas shopping already. We are not these people. But we know that some of you fabulous lot are, so we've put together a list of our favourite independent Mummy brands.     1. My Ebony Box www.myebonybox.com The UK's first beauty and lifestyle subscription box ...

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The Creative Crucible of Motherhood


Sunday, November 13, 2016

A few years ago, I went out for dinner with a dear friend of mine, who’s a mum of two young boys. Our plates had just arrived and she proceeded to cut her entire meal into bite-size pieces. Then she looked up at me, mortified, and said: “Oh my god, I can’t believe I’ve just ...

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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Mother


Sunday, October 16, 2016

 My latest blog post is one I’ve been mulling over for a while but I’ve never quite known how to start it or how it will be received. It’s about something I’ve been a little reluctant talking about but has suddenly become such a major thing in my life I have no choice but to. ...

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On Raising My Transgender Child.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

  I am the proud mother of three superbly amazing children. Well one adult and two children. One big two small. One boy two girls. However I originally produced three girls. Or so I thought. And there is so much irony attached when I reflect back. What and how I named my son then daughter with an androgynous name ...

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They Say Blue Ivy Isn’t Pretty…


Friday, September 30, 2016

  They say Blue Ivy isn’t pretty and I would have to agree, she is not simply pretty she is beautiful.  Her features speak of America’s past, her skin a combination of her Creole, European and African ancestry.  Her hair is reminiscent of the Fulani people, upstanding like a crown looking at God.  Her eyes have ...

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