Sometimes I can be a real arse of a mother, I shout too much, I often expect too much and sometimes the whole enormity of being mother to three small people threatens to overwhelm me.
But I love them, with every inch of my body, every spec of air in my lungs, I made them, I grew them, I adore them.
They drive me insane with questions and bring me to tears with giggles; to even suggest life without them is like serving up hot apple without ice cream, a simply ridiculous preposterous notion.
The thing that scares me most in this world is some one hurting my babies, the bogeyman haunts my dreams and reaches out his long pointed fingers and I wrap my arms around my family, I wake and I pledge to keep them safe.
So how a parent can hurt their own child baffles me, breaks me and brings me to tears.
Hence when I discovered that in 2011, a record number of almost 45,000 people across the UK contacted the NSPCC because they were worried about a child I was shocked. More so by the fact that around half of these cases were so serious they warranted immediate action. But a new report from the charityʼs helpline service found that 56 per cent of these serious calls were from people who had been concerned about a child for at least a month, and over a quarter had waited at least six months.
I dare you to watch this clip directed by Amanda Boyle (Skins) and not be moved and not want to make a difference.
You can show your support on the NSPCC official Facebook page here.
I dream of keeping my children safe, I hope for a better future…