Shaniah, on your 6th birthday

Shaniah, Today is the day that you turn six, and I won’t lie, the sudden realization that you are not going to stay little for long overwhelms me! As you grow, you are learning more things, making more friends, enjoying new foods and outgrowing old habits. You’ve also started to…

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The World Is Changing But Is It All Bad?

I’ve put off posting for nearly a month now. Not because I’ve fallen out of love with my blog, but simply because I didn’t know the right words to say, life has taken a pretty drastic turn, right? Rewinding to the days of February, to when coronavirus was first starting…

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An Open Letter to Shaniah’s Reception Teacher

As I accompanied Shaniah towards your classroom on that somewhat unusually warm September morning, you may not have known this, but handing her over was super hard for me. Before now, I had never left her with an unfamiliar face. Here I stood leaving her at her table, firm fresh…

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How to Handle Self Employment

I have been self-employed now for just under a year. I would be lying if I said it was easy. It’s not. I mean it’s great that I get to be home whenever Shaniah need’s me and that I don’t need to consult with someone before attending precious school things.…

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Supporting a victim of abuse

Domestic abuse is estimated to affect 2 million people every year, according to the Office of National Statistics, yet the police recorded less than 600,000 crimes relating to them in the same year. Whilst the majority of domestic abuse amy go unreported to the police, you can still offer your…

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