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A World Without Downs – a different POV

A documentary last night by the actress Sally Phillips explored some attitudes towards Downs Syndrome. It was called a World Without Downs. I read some preview interviews with her and decided I couldn’t watch it. But my Twitter feed was … Continue reading

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Quashing

You may or may not have seen the recent hoo-hah over a picture that Victoria Beckham released of herself and her daughter. If you didn’t, here’s a quick recap. The Beckhams, being uber famous, try and avoid paparazzi (and potential … Continue reading

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A holiday

Blog holidays can be ace. And in this case, unplanned. Back now though. One of the things I’ve found most interesting in parenting is watching and understanding how E’s mind develops. There’s a point when you see someone who was a … Continue reading

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Stammering

“M-m-m-m-m-mummy…” she starts. It’s obviously frustrating for her and quite painful to watch. My instinct has been to wait and let her finish rather than jumping in, but my goodness, it’s so hard to watch her trying to talk. This … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs, bears and expressionism – our day in Leicester part 1

I’d been planning to take E to the Natural History Museum for a while, and decided last week may be a good time to do it until I realised I’d not left enough time to book train tickets. (I only … Continue reading

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Swashbuckling dragonslayers

E and I went tree climbing this weekend. She’s really into it. She’s also not great at it, being quite little, so likes to have her hands held while she finds where to step. But I’m pleased she likes climbing, … Continue reading

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E & M: Friends forever

I drop E off at nursery very early and I don’t usually pick her up so I have very little idea of how she spends her days or who she plays with each day, except what she tells me. We … Continue reading

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