Mike Smedley

Being a mother – in this moment and the next

It’s 5 p.m. There are two extra kids at our house, a sinkful of dishes and piles of discarded clothes festering in sparkly pink clumps. The kitchen table is layered with paper flotsam. The fridge is full of unaccommodating raw ingredients that need shaping, pulling and massaging into something resembling dinner. Rose and her friends are...


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