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Spring fling

If I believed in signs, and sometimes I believe in signs, I’d say that something is coming to a head. May is like that, summer is bursting in at every available moment – bully, the overweight sister to April. I’ve … Continue reading

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There’s no easy way to say hello, let’s dive right in

Do you remember the night like I do, blue from cold or sky – your curtains were shut weren’t they? In the morning you put on Ben Folds Five and I got myself dressed and ready shyly listening to Give me my money … Continue reading

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Gatsby’s birth story

Gatsby Harper Mosley-Chalk was born on at 2pm on the 9th June, a Tuesday afternoon, in the birthing pool, in my living room, with my doula Hannah and my daughter Ava present. He weighed 9lbs 13. When he came out, … Continue reading

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Gatsby

It has been eleven days since Gatsby arrived earthside. Eleven days of that unavoidable, indescribable sweet chaos that new babies bring. You forget, I forget that everything changes. A whole day revolves around naps and nursing. A night is measured … Continue reading

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Grounded

The smell of rosemary fills the house. The man who lived here before was a herbalist and our front garden is filled with beautiful smelling flowers and herbs, most of which have survived in spite of us doing nothing at … Continue reading

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Preparing the space

What a week. Always this week, leading up to the New Moon, is full of catharsis. And then the much needed energy of renewal and beginnings that the New Moon will bring. I’m feeling a little more focused and a … Continue reading

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On Children

We view motherhood through a prism of what we have experienced as children, and what we experience of our own children. We are aware of how we are viewed culturally, and what expectations surround us in society. There is always … Continue reading

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