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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It takes guts – Life will never be the same

Jan 17 2015
Clapham family 30.01.13

I don’t know about you, but my pregnancy wasn’t as fun as I had imagined. I thought I’d have this glamorously sacred, special time, being high on hormones and delighted about the growing life inside me. I thought once I had a heartbeat confirmed and the neckfold being fine, all would be well. And at week 20 I was excited for my big scan and I would finally to be told what colour scheme to choose. I didn’t expect to hear: “hmmm I’ve never seen anything like that – can you sit outside for a moment?”

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