Category Archives: Family

dear eldest, i miss you

It started while I was pregnant. Confined to the house, if not to bed, our just-the-two-of-us world was interrupted out of necessity. I railed against it, did too much, because I wanted to be with you and make the last … Continue reading

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the new normal

   How long did it take you to get back to normal after having your baby? It’s a question I hear frequently from brand-new parents, often with a hint of desperation. I’m not sure how to tell them that, nearly … Continue reading

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savouring the moment

I was talking with a friend last week, whose eldest daughter starts primary school this month. I asked her the usual questions – how are you feeling about it? will you miss her? – and her reply really got me … Continue reading

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what my mother taught me about body image

I am eight years old, standing with my mother in a Tunisian hammam. It is a female-only session and all around me are naked women of all ages, shapes and sizes. I see a small, grey-haired Tunisian women, her breasts … Continue reading

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the brown-eyed boy who changed my world for good

Last week our eldest child turned three. Every parent says it – I can’t believe how quickly time passes now that I have children. I’m concurrently waiting impatiently for whatever phase they’re going through to pass, and wanting time to … Continue reading

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what we did: bramhall park

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this is my happy {monday}

1. A happy boy, proud of his colouring. 2. My cutie-pie sleep thief finally snoozing. 3. New-to-me shoes. 4. Big bro/little sis cuddles – this girl adores her brother!

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twinfaces

These little faces make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And here’s the one that started it all:

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explaining the bad stuff

Last week, someone broke into our house while we were all in bed and stole a number of our possessions. Guy and Lucas discovered the damage and missing items when they went downstairs the next morning. They came straight back … Continue reading

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our newborn shoot with nurtured with love

¬† Neither Guy nor I are huge fans of posed photography, but one of my regrets with Lucas is that we didn’t get any studio newborn shots. So when my friend¬†Stacey, one half of Nurtured With Love Photography, offered us … Continue reading

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