I was stood at the school gates the other day, as I do Monday – Friday. Having a conversation about a party the class was invited to. I began to realise that I didn’t know many of the other mums names. We all referred to each other as a child’s mummy.  You know, ‘George’s mummy’ or ‘Lucy’s mummy’.

When did that happen? I’m ‘mummy’ to my children but I want to be Helen to everyone else. Maybe we never thought to introduce ourselves. Maybe thats just my identity these days?



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