Once upon a time, about 4 years ago give or take, the pressure to be Christmas-perfect hung around my new mum neck like a sack of jacket potatoes. The gigantic ones, with mud. Apparently 3 months post-birth was adequate…

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  For years everyone has crooned about how lucky we were to have a September-born child. Statistics supposedly show that a September-born is more likely to succeed and be top of the class in school. Yay I thought, until this…

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    Over the last 5 months I have been unraveling. Now I am just about clinging on by a single ratty thread. The stress is unbearable and I float in a permanent haze of headaches and migraines. Never ending.…

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  Do you remember the brilliant Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ campaign that ran this summer?  It was all about encouraging every-day families just like ours to think about where their food comes from and to consider growing their…

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  It can’t just be me who thinks sending little ones off for Trick or Treating on a dark late October evening is utterly crazy? Surely not?  I loathe seeing freezing little tiddlers being carted around in bizarre costumes by…

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