Parenthood brings sleepless nights, tears and tantrums, nappy changes from hell, and the firm belief that you’re Cameron Diaz … wait, what?! New mum, Jen Wight, definitely wasn’t expecting that. But after her son was born, her worldview shifted in strange and unexpected ways. Within weeks, Jen found herself living a very different life – working […]

When my sister, Jo, was three or four she had an accident. She was climbing up the outside of the bannisters, which she was expressly forbidden to do, and fell, catching her arm in between two of the uprights, breaking her arm badly. My parents took her to The Queen Elizabeth’s Children’s Hospital in Haggerston […]

Follow my blog with Bloglovin My big sister has had severe schizophrenia for almost 30 years. When she was first ill and I was in my teens someone said something to me that I can still remember to this day. I was working in my first job at Hackney Community College and having lunch with three other […]

Last week, was my book launch. It was quite something, standing room only at the back. People even laughed. And in the right places too. I did the questions in a different way asking people to either write questions on paper or tweet with the #rattledlaunch. This was to encourage questions from less confident people, […]

When you have a baby, there is much talk of developmental milestones. When will your little munchkin sit up, smile, walk and talk, read and write? But what about those unspoken milestones that you don’t read about in parenting books? Here are my top three. 1. Leaving them alone in the bath for the first […]