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    Smoking on buses.

    There are a number of different words that would be suitable for describing the Mother. Belligerent, argumentative, dyslexic, impatient. And gossipy, if that is a word. The Mother did not have a problem with any of these words being used…

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    San Miguel – continued

    At last, the mother had a few valuable seconds to look for the teachers notes. However, the lesson plans, a lot like the mothers knowledge of Ancient China, turned out not to exist. Great, Google it is then, thank…

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    San Miguel

    The Mother had had many jobs in her life, bingo caller, housing officer, personal shopper, sandwich maker.  She’d even worked as a kennel maid briefly. If she was being honest with herself, she hadn’t been particularly good…

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    You can’t just have one – continued

    Eventually, of course, the Mother made the fatal mistake and asked, “Why, why, why can’t you just have one?” Of course, she’d wish she’d never asked.    “Only children grow up lonely. They become selfish, rude and arrogant.…

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    You can just have one

    Part 1 Several years have passed, and the Mother was finally on an even keel again. She had lost her baby weight, was working full-time, had some savings and even something which she could loosely call a…

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    In the beginning…..

    Part 1 It is Saturday night, and a woman is celebrating her birthday at a pub in South London. She is surrounded by friends, who, much like herself, have no real responsibilities or worries. Her only real…

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    3 Becoming a mother

    How women become mothers   Just as mothers differ in many ways, so can their journey to motherhood. Some women have a plan, and this plan involves marriage, the purchase of a home, a discussion about having children.…

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    Mothers Part 2

    What do mothers do all day?   Before I continue to look at the role of mothers in any more detail, I feel it is important to dispel the numerous myths there are around motherhood.   Mothers still socialise    Some…

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    Mothers

    All over the country, and indeed the world, there are mothers. They come in all colours and in all shapes and sizes: some are tall and thin, some short and fat, some mothers are young, and some…