Power Me Up (giveaway)

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Last week I went to Brighton for a day. I’d never been to Brighton before and I was immediately entranced by the myriad of narrow pathways that masqueraded as streets. The old brick buildings with Read More …

Finding the Strength to Admit My Failures

One of the hardest and most necessary things we do as parents is to admit our failures. We cannot do everything. We cannot be everywhere (unless you are doing something bad, then we most definitely Read More …

He Will Buy the Cow

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“…and one last thing you should never ever forget, if you give the milk away for free, there’s no reason for him to buy the cow.” I really wish I could say that I grew Read More …

You Can’t Pick Your Friend’s Nose

There is no greater truism in life than: You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose. You can, however, pick your kid’s nose, and thank god Read More …

The Infinite Value of the Smile

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“Don’t stare,” says my mom as she cuffs the back of my head and nudges me along through the store. I’m 6 years old. Old enough to notice that people are different, but not yet Read More …

What motherhood could learn from Fight Club

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“Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Read More …

I’m Falling Apart at the Seams

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Up until last week the only thing I had to worry about slipping out was a little bit of pee if I jumped up and down too much. Now I have to worry about my Read More …

What a Driving Test Taught Me about Parenting

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One of the things you quickly learn when you move to a foreign country is that your identity does not move along with you. Credit history – none. ID cards – invalid. University degrees – Read More …

5 Things I’ve Learned About Birthdays

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Once you have children, it takes a ton of effort by others you to keep your birthday from becoming just another chance to worship at the high holy altar of “well damn, when did I Read More …

A Table for Four in the Sun

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When the sun shines down on the Oxfordshire countryside, one must simply rush out of the house to take advantage of it. For our family, these sunny days are usually celebrated by a picnic. We Read More …

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