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Too tired – a poem for sleep deprived parents

When you have a new baby, one of the most common things you get asked is, “Are you getting much sleep? Now, anyone who’s actually had a newborn baby will already know the answer to this question (“Sleep? What is sleep?”). But rather than divulge all the gory details of my sleeping habits (or lack thereof) with every random person…

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Dearest Trolls – a special poem for all the haters and online bullies out there

Ah trolls. They really are a special breed of bully. Keyboard warriors of the worst kind, who hide behind the anonymity of their computer screens, posting hateful comments to complete strangers for nothing more than their own amusement.  Until recently, I’ve been lucky enough to avoid the trolls’ gaze on the most part. And yet, the amount of abuse I…

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Are you there for him? A poem to get us talking about dads’ mental health

As boys we are programmed from a young age to behave a certain way. Big boys don’t cry. Man up. Don’t be a girl. That’s gay. Only girls talk about their feelings. Be a man! It’s no wonder that, as a group, we are far less likely than women to talk about our mental health with friends and family, or…

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Why won’t you drink your milk? A poem for health-conscious parents…

When we think about our children’s nutrition, nothing but the best will do. We keep them away from calorific fizzy drinks, turkey twizzlers and sugary sweet treats. We mash, puree and chop vegetables into miniscule pieces before discreetly hiding them in their meals to make sure they’re getting their five a day. We’ll literally do anything we can possibly think…

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SOCIAL NOTWORKING – a self-help poem for social media addicts (like me)

My name is Giles, and I’m an addict. Not to drugs, alcohol, or sex (God forbid) but to something almost as damaging to one’s family life and all round mental health. Social media. And judging by the fact that you’re reading this, I’m guessing I’m not alone. For me, Instagram is my weakness. It’s the first thing I look at…

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