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A river runs through it; a walk in the Thames

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Do you remember my friend Charlene? You might remember seeing her at BritMums Live. She’s always in my back pocket – either I’m at hers or she’s at mine. We don’t let little things, like a flood, stop us! She invited me to her house for a cup of coffee. There was just the small issue […]

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A day of BritMums protest

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A Modern Mother makes jam (and by some freak miracle it sets!)

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Forget about being a yummy mummy, now it’s all about being a jammy mummy. Yes, jam making is now officially cool; even Kate Moss is dipping her fingers into the pot. I love eating jam, but am not so good at making it; it rarely sets properly and ends up a gooey (but tasty!) mess. The WI and […]

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Ohferchristsake, give Holly Steele a break

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Mummy power!

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I've always been good at my own PR. As the fourth child of five, I had to be. Otherwise I wouldn't get another piece of carrot cake or a new pair of shoess (instead of my sister's hand-me-downs). Seems like mummy blogging is on the rise in the UK, you can read all about it in the […]

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Mother denied all access to children; this is really scary

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I read in the Sunday Times yesterday about the ex-wife of a rich city financier that was banned from seeing her young children for three years. She was found to have been turning them against their father. The woman was so distraught that she has continually tried to keep contact with her boys (she was arrested […]

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