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She was the “one in ten chance” baby!

Rainbow Trust is a charity that supports children with life threatening conditions. When families face these situations, support is very often focused on the mum who is, more often than not, the main childcare provider. Rainbow Trust recognises this can be an issue and wants to make clear that dads are not invisible and also

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Christmas thoughts, inspired by #ThePrompt

This post was inspired by #ThePrompt linky hosted by the Mumturnedmom blog. The prompt word on this occasion was Christmas, no huge surprise bearing in mind the time of year. Click on the badge at the end to visit the linky. I have an uneasy relationship with Christmas. On the one hand I think it

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Let’s end going home alone

With two young children, I frequently write about issues affecting the younger element of society. It makes a refreshing change, therefore, to write about an issue affecting older people, namely the Royal Voluntary Service’s ‘Let’s End Going Home Alone’ campaign. It’s a very simple campaign. It exists to highlight the lack of support available for

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Campaign for Safer Streets #SafeToSchool

A little while ago I wrote a blog post for BritMums about the insanity of the school run. Having had to stay hush hush for a little while, I can now reveal that next week I shall be doing as much of the school run as possible on public transport, foot or scooter. I have,

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Railway Children – a great cause to support

I ran away from home when I was a teenager. I didn’t do a particularly good job of it. After a few hours I phoned home from a call box (remember them?) and asked for someone to come and pick me up from a nearby village. My running away was the result of a petty

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