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You’re a fat mummy aren’t you

Son’s play date changed my life. Charlene’s weight was ruining her life – but when it threatened to ruin her children’s lives too everything changed….  Hauling myself  up from my son’s bedroom floor, breathless and red faced, I stopped for a minute to catch my breath.   At a size 24 and morbidly obese, most things left my gasping for breath, even setting up a game for my son and his fiend to play after school.   As I puffed on my inhaler, my son’s young friend looked at me and said: ‘ You’re very fat aren’t you.’  ...

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Star of nappies advert born at just 23 weeks

Baby born at 23 weeks weighing 1lb 2oz who doctors said was too small to survive becomes the star of a nappies advert three months later When she went into labour at 23 weeks, Lisa Curtis was told her baby was too small to survive. But not only did tiny Bodhi Gascoigne cling on to life despite weighing just 1lb 2oz, three months later he starred in a TV advert for Pampers nappies. Now his proud mother wants to share his story to help others. She said: ‘I was told there was no hope and simply handed a leaflet...

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Squeals on the bus

Powering through a night shift at the hospital where I worked as a nurse, I couldn’t stop myself from yawning. ‘Don’t swallow me!’ my colleague, a fellow nurse quipped. ‘Sorry?’ I said. But I knew exactly what she was referring to. My size. At 5ft5, I weighed 18 stone 5Ibs and was a size 22. You don’t get to be as big as I was without having to put up with rude comments and jibes. It was as if people thought the extra flesh would protect my feeling from being hurt. It didn’t help that I specialised in caring...

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Mum vs the greedy grinch

The Grinch Who Stole our Christmas ‘Got my money today?’ my friend Kelly asked. I smiled as I reached into my purse for a £20 note. My mummy mate certainly wasn’t shy about coming forward! We’d met at my six-year-old son Fionn’s nursery. My husband Michael, 47, and I had moved to a bigger house across town and Kelly took her daughter, Maisie, to the same nursery. We formed a little gang with some other mums, had fun going to bingo or hitting the shops. When Kelly started a savings scheme though the Christmas club Park, we all decided...

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Parents vow to give girl who cold die at any time a perfect Christmas

Fia is a real life Christmas Fairy   The angelic four- year old suffers from a rare condition affecting just 100 children worldwide that means she will one day grow real wings and fly to heaven.   But for now her friends and family are determined to pull out all the stops to give this real life Fairy a cracker of a Christmas.   Proud mum Lian said: ‘ Time is running out for Fia, but we refuse to be sad because this Christmas we have everything we could ever want, each other.   ‘There is no greater present...

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