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Coping in pregnancy (without wine and coffee)

Coping in pregnancy (without wine and coffee) Today is a two decaf kind of day. Which means I get a moment of tricking my brain into waking up, but then I’m back where I started. It’s been a rough few days. Everyone in my house has green-snot level colds....

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Children’s understanding of death

Children's understanding of death When families experience death, they often have lots of questions about how to handle the subject and what sort of conversations and activities are appropriate for children. It's always a good idea to use the ‘D’ words -...

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The 76 year old feminist book worth reading this Easter

The 76 year old feminist book worth reading this Easter How is this for brilliant Easter holiday reading? A powerful, feminist book for children. A book written 76 years ago by a white man from the deep south of the USA. When I’m stuck on a writing...

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Reading too much into snooping

Reading too much into snooping LORELAI: Hey, what happened to our books? SOOKIE: What do you mean? LORELAI: All our beautiful, leather-bound books. Jonathon Swift, Edith Wharton, Charles Dickens. A lot of them are gone. SOOKIE: The guests must have swiped...

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The Ego of the Freelance Writer

The Ego of the Freelance Writer As any freelance writer knows, the pathway to getting published is full of developmental milestones and learning curves about your own ego. Only the other week I was shocked to learn that a picture book can takes 3 years to...

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Writing Picture Books for Children

Writing Picture Books for Children Earlier this year, on a complete whim, I decided to sign up for a course on writing picture books for children. I'm about half way through now, and I'm having an absolute ball. I have learned so much about the pernickety...

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Expert Comment for Essential Baby

Expert Comment for Essential Baby This month, I was consulted for comment on an article in Essential Baby on whether or not babies see ghosts. You can read the article here.

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Why drug reps Remind me of Going to the Butcher

Why drug reps Remind me of Going to the Butcher I miss the days when drug reps circulated conferences and gave you a nice handful of pens, post-it notes (pardon, page markers, they probably weren't made by post-it), a stress ball, and maybe even a coffee...

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The Importance of Being Naked and Fat

The Importance of Being Naked and Fat New, improved, free, sale, proven, expert. Boring marketing buzzwords. It's all about being naked and fat now. The obsession with the word 'naked' in advertising and media makes me think back to the elusive Cadbury...

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Fruit Loopery in Nutrition

Fruit Loopery in Nutrition In the process of getting my PhD thesis closer and closer to submission I have gone a little loopy. This must be why, on a whim, I bought a box of Froot Loops. This morning, for the first time in my adult life I poured myself a...

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Champagne

Champagne When you buy champagne or anything in the sparkling realm, people tend to ask “what are you celebrating?” Over the last month I’ve had something to tell them, but now it’s going to be back to the usual response of “nothing”. Sometimes this is met...

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