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Stand By Your Stains

Here I am - airing my dirty laundry in public again. Rifling through the wardrobe I'm struggling to find anything for my daughter - and indeed myself - to wear that is not soiled. They've been through the wash - we're not going to smell - but every dress, every T-shirt, bears a blotch or …

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7 Things I Envy About My Daughter

Before I even fell pregnant I always said I didn't want a girl. "Because what if she's prettier than me?!" I would exclaim. What a life - doomed to be the wicked mother who gazes into her magic mirror at her wizened face, seething with jealousy at the enchanting young creature that gambles about behind …

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The Devil Wears A Duck Jumper

Personal Assistant Vacancy For Toddler Seeking an experienced and efficient aide who is prepared for anything in this demanding role. You will be answering directly to a fearless dictator whose fashion tastes and ideals are extremely particular, verging on the preposterous. Assistance in dressing is required, but anticipate your suggestions being constantly tested and challenged.  …

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Fashion Week Special: 6 Reasons Leggings Will Never Go Out Of Style

Casting my eye over my wardrobe in the mornings, sometimes I linger on a favourite dress or elegant skirt. Then my sense of reason takes over any sensibilities I may have about looking stylish and I pick-up and pull-on a trusty pair of black leggings. For a while I felt I had let myself go …

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