As Beth Berry wrote in a telling Motherly essay that has become our anthem, “It takes a village, but there are no villages. . . [mama,] you and I are not the problem at all. WE ARE DOING PLENTY. We may feel inadequate, but that’s because we’re on the front lines of the problem, which means we’…
…he noise of running feet, the slamming of doors. Come back and make more imperfection, I tell them. The dings and dents tell the story of our lives, the fun we shared, our hopes and dreams. Life is better with a good story to share, and somehow it gets s better with each retelling.
…m school can now sit in the house and freeze instead. The heating is on and I am covered in layers. I’m just one of those people who is always cold unless there’s a heatwave. Then I’d feel slightly warm. And I’m British, it is my right to moan about the weather, apparently.
…t how much help people who didn’t have £10 for four tubes of Pringles actually got from the school. Note to new parents everywhere: as soon as you conceive, save every toilet roll and kitchen roll inner tube you finish, you’ll need them. Keep all the shoe boxes you’ve ever brought through your front door. Just hire a storage facility, it’ll be cheaper in the long run!