The Last Child

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A and C

I have two children who I love – as I tell them so every night when I tuck them in – to the moon and back; so very much that my heart threatens to burst at times. Our family is complete: we only ever wanted two children, and two we have. I know how very lucky this is. [Read more...]

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My funny (and yet terribly thoughtful) Valentine

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e9b171844ed1c3c2ba0b532bf2eb3c30Now, we all know that you shouldn’t need Valentine’s as an excuse to demonstrate your love. But, but, but…we’re not averse to a little token of affection; one of these, perhaps?

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Does Marriage Matter?

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11Love and its sometime attendant, marriage, has been much on mind of late. My brother and his long-term (very long-term. We do not rush these things in our family) got married the other weekend. The sun shone, there was dancing, and twinkling lights, and a lakeside blessing, and so much joy and love. It made me think about love: how do you know? What makes us so certain? And marriage: why, in our secular age, does it still matter? [Read more...]

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The First Kiss

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db5fa27f9b64e8077f4bee240dd40d4dMy husband’s attitude towards talking about relationships is that they are like an antique clock i.e. don’t tinker with the mechanism. It works  (it’s still going!), be happy. I like the simplicity of this, but I’m a questioner: I like to know why (and who, what, when and where, should you fancy filling me in). I don’t over-think my own relationship (like most of us, I don’t have time, for starters) but I am fascinated by what makes other people’s tick. And I am, on occasion, given moment to pause and consider my own happy coupling. Like when I read this… [Read more...]

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