A mum’s story (part 3): Tuffel and the joys of motherhood

Feb 23 2015
Clapham family 30.01.13

We all know that mothers and multi-tasking are almost synonymous. You have your baby in one arm and the washing basket under the other and try to put on your slippers whilst thinking about dinner. Hospital life was easier in the sense that the emergency situation relieves you of the house duties at least temporarily whilst you are inside the ward. There is no washing to be done, that’s piling up at home. There are no dishes to be done. They are also piling up at home. There is no ironing to be done. Who needs ironing? There is dinner to be thought of, you should eat well but I certainly couldn’t have cared less. Thank God for online shopping, family and friends.

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A mum’s story (part 2): Coping and Hoping

Feb 18 2015
Clapham family 30.01.13

When people ask me “how do you cope?” my answer is generally: I don’t.

I hate the expression coping because it has a strong flavour of pain with an aftertaste of long-term suffering. Being told you’ll never know how long you have got left with your child is a tough nut to swallow. Being prepared for a life dedicated to medical cares throughout the day and night, how would anyone hold up knowing this? I’ve lived the “nightmare” with my son in hospital, seen people come and go. Some go home, some go to heaven and you never know which one of us may be hit next. How do you cope? The answer is relatively simple and plain: You take it one day at a time.

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Exclusive interview with Uri Geller on spoon bending, parenting and positive thinking

Jan 21 2015
Uri Geller London Mums magazine 19

Uri Geller is one of the world’s most investigated and celebrated mystifiers. He is well-known throughout the world as a controversial psychic entertainer, television personality. Uri is famous for his ability to bend spoons seemingly with the power of his mind and for his friendship to Michael Jackson. He is a busy dad of very successful grown up children who don’t bend spoons but are very courageous people in their own way and proud of their dad who has also a career as motivational speaker, author (he has written fifteen books to date) and helps a lot of less fortunate human beings through numerous charities.

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