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Kidtropolis: the fun place

During October half-term week, The Tiger Tales was booked to visit Kidtropolis.  Then, Hubby and Angelo fell ill. In the end Valentina and I went together. If you didn’t know, Kidtropolis is an annual kids show held at London Excel. At the event there were...

A death in the neighbourhood

It’s often said it takes a village to raise a child; that certainly was the case in my life. When I was able to read in write, I became the scribe for my grandmother. Many times her letters to her children overseas, my aunts and uncles, were usually about...

On being a black mother…

When I saw that Motherhood- Reconstructed was hosting an event on Raising Excellence, I knew it was an event I needed to attend. Unfortunately, I was unable to do so.  Then, Today, I managed to catch Tamu Thomas’ (one half of Motherhood-Reconstructed) video on her...

Where we are now: one year on…

Autumn Winter is a busy time for our family. Both Angelo and I have birthdays in November, followed by Valentina in December. Not to mention Christmas waiting in the wings. One year older and both kids are have grown physically and matured more emotionally. Recently,...

On Femininity: in conversation with my son

Recently, I was trialling BIC Kids' Drawy Book with my kids. On one occasion Angelo and I were colouring together. He said to me, ‘mum I'm making this one a girl, there are no girls’. He was referring to the group of aliens we were colouring. Honestly it never crossed...

Where we are now: end of 2015 update

My family and I are having a Christmas staycation in Lincolnshire. Looking and my children in our new environment has shown me how much they have grown of the past year. Hubby and I no longer have babes. We have a little boy and a little girl. Babies are no longer  a...

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Hi! I’m Maria. My family and I live in London but I’m originally from Trinidad, West Indies. My beloved and I got married in 2006. He’s Chinese/Italian. When we decided to increase our family, the first inevitable question was ‘what the child would look like?’... [ + ]

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