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5 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting…by Hannah Shuckburgh

Hannah Shuckburgh is a talented writer (we love her book, The Set Table) and editor (she was Features Editor for a national magazine before she had her first son). I worked with her and she was – and is – charming, brilliant and driven. For now her drive is devoted, for the most part, to her adorable children, two-year-old Adair and Cecil, 9 months (yes, natty knitwear definitely runs in the family). She wrote this article for The Telegraph’s Stella Magazine about her decision to become a stay-at-home-mum – and it had a huge response when we posted it on our Facebook page. “I do it,” she wrote, “because it makes me happier than I’ve ever been, and because no alternative feels right. I have found something I love that does not rely on the applause of others. I feel grounded, no longer questing for improvements or searching for change. I don’t miss the office. I feel liberated from it.” I admire her hugely – and was delighted when she agreed to share her 5 things I’ve learned about parenting.…