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High Heels and Lipstick Mothers' Stories

Rachel O’Leary, Cambridge, UK Photo: Emma & Josiah Lisa Scott Photography   Clickety-clack, clickety-clack. Must be ten o’clock. There goes Carol from up the road in her high heels, lipstick bright, hair neat, covers on the pram spotless.  I twitch the curtain so she can’t see me—still in my dressing-gown, hair all over the place, house covered in laundry—and sit on the stairs to feed the...

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The Cold Cup of Tea Features

Marija Smits Photo: Elizabeth Stanley   The Cold Cup of Tea An already-cold cup of builder’s-strength tea Is sat by the sink, and saying to me: “I’m delicious, delightful, so drink me up, do!” But I’m knee-deep in children, and nappies, and poo. So call me again, when I’ve sorted this mess, And have time to relax, and unwind and de-stress. * Later, much later,...

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