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There are no others: how we can deal with Brexit.

When Ramana Maharshi was asked “how should we treat others?” he is said to have replied, “there are no others”. I’ve tried and tried to compile a practical, useful, meaningful post about how we – as the raisers of the next generation – can deal with Brexit and the fallout from Brexit. The messy, embarrassing,…

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Guest post: Keep them close, but let them go.

Recently, I discovered that my son (almost 18) was thinking of leaving home. I asked him how he felt about this and he looked at me and said ‘But what about you? You’ll be on your own’. I was momentarily floored by such a display of compassion but did manage a response – ‘I’ll be fine! I…

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Being a parent with a past.

There’s a real sense of finality around the fact that when I hit ‘publish’ on this post, I can never take it back.  To blog about breastfeeding and the ins and outs of being a thirty-something feminist mother doesn’t elicit the same fear as this post’s topic, because being  a breastfeeding thirty-something feminist mother isn’t…

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Busting Myths: Attachment Parenting

1. Attachment parents give up every other aspect of their lives to focus on raising perfect children Before I had children, my interests were hillwalking, working out, taking photos, cooking, writing, studying fashion editorials and playing computer games into the wee hours. Sure, over time some of these (namely computer games and shopping and admiring…

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