Posts tagged ‘Mother’

December 18, 2012

Judges, Not Mothers, Know Best

mother and baby drawing

A woman, Sally Roberts, started a nationwide missing persons hunt for running away with her son, aged 7, as she did not want him to undergo surgery to remove a tumor on his brain.  The decision was finally given to a judge who ruled in the favour of the medical team and advised that her son be given the operation as soon as possible.

I have a seven year old niece and can only imagine the trauma the mother is going through.  It must be so incredibly

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April 25, 2012

School Lottery

Dear Diary,

Last week, we found out the my daughter did not get our first choice school despite being in the catchment area. It is a lottery system that depends on siblings, special needs and of course the recession led baby boom….

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January 19, 2012

Home Alone

A woman was jailed today for leaving her 6 year old child at home alone for five days. The story behind this case is just so tragic, it breaks my heart.

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November 13, 2011

A Lovely Conversation

A lovely conversation between Kiran and Anita Desai was published in last week’s Guardian and I wanted to share it with you.

I have the Desai collection and have enjoyed the books, so am looking forward to Anita Desai’s new book “The Artist of Disappearance”.

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October 4, 2011

The Etiquette Of Mourning

Dear Diary,

The last few weeks have been so sad. I have been surrounded by families mourning their loved ones and amongst it all observing cultural etiquettes from cast to cast.

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August 4, 2011

How To Look Good Single

It has been reported that one of the reasons J Lo filed for divorce is her ex-husband’s insistence on trying to control what she wore.  How dated!

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July 5, 2011

You’ve Got Mail

Last week’s viral email story about mother-in-law Carolyn Bourne expressing her sheer distaste in her future daughter-in-law, Heidi Withers, left me a gasp. Can you imagine your mother-in-law writing something so awful about you and then the whole world finds out? If I were having a difficult relationship with my mother-in-law, I would want to control who knows about it.

I can however empathise that if you received such an email from your future mother-in-law, most people would share it with a friend of two, if only to discuss what a horror she is. Unfortunately, for Heidi Withers and Carolyn Bourne, the email went out to thousands of readers. It did make me wonder whether something like this would happen in an Asian household????

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June 27, 2011

The Price Of Nesting

I heard today that Victoria Beckham (Posh) spent $50,000 on the nursery for her unborn baby girl.  I was rather intrigued to find out what made up this overly expensive nursery and then learnt that she bought a changing table worth £1,584 to be exact and a wardrobe worth nearly £7k.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 24, 2011

I’m Every Woman

Dear Diary,

The pleasures of “me time”, that I once relished as a single woman, are now reduced to stolen moments of drinking a cup of tea in peace, blow drying my hair without someone asking me to do something or indulging in a home face mask when the kids have gone to bed.

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May 17, 2011

Botox Babe

An eight year old girl in the US was given Botox by her mother to make her look prettier in child beauty pageants. The full story can be read on BBC News

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March 22, 2011

Don’t Leave Me Mum

Dear Diary,

My youngest of two girls started her settling in week at nursery last week and WOW! I don’t remember this anxiety and fear when my eldest daughter went to nursery.

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