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The Motherload

NOT The Life I Wanted For My Kid

How jumping into the unknown doesn’t always work out.

“Come on honey, eat it, it’s got CHOCOLATE in it!” I say this cheerfully as I try to shove some more cereal down my daughter’s mouth and get her out of the door to nursery. She is nearly 4, I am well aware she can eat by herself. Or should be able to.

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Julie van Maanen

Julie van Maanen

Top writer in Parenting. Multi-lingual traveller, writer, learner, teacher. Raising my little girl in Cuba and Europe and cannot wait to show her the world.

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