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A letter for my daughter.

Beautiful, sensible words to a lovely daughter from a great mum (and a lovely daughter too). Xx

Dear Maggie,

Today, you are six. SIX! Now, on the one hand, you might say you are too young for this letter, and I don’t suppose you’ll ‘get’ it all for some time. But on the other hand, there are a few things I want to share with you, because being a girl is hard. Already, I see how you study yourself in the mirror, shoulders rolled and lips full. How you layer trinkets and skirts and perfume, then check all angles before strutting away. You ask for your hair to be styled this way and that. It’s as amusing as it is terrifying. And that’s partly the reason for this letter.

Now of course, being your mother, I am sodden with bias and love. But I am also a woman, a wife, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a niece and a friend. And that is why I want to share…

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