Charlotte Philby

Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.

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Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'Most of the flight is taken up by an older lady clinging to my husband's hand'

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Photographers capture the relationship between dogs and their owners - including Simon Callow and his beloved boxers

Photographers Ollie Grove and Will Robson-Scott have spent the past six years taking traditional 'family' portraits that reveal the changing nuances of our relationships with our best friends. Now... sit!

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'She looks funny, but you can't say that,' I tell my daughter

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'I smile, trying not to focus on the hairs sprouting from her chin'

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's parental leave: 'Did you like Bambi,' I ask my daughter. 'I liked the fighting...'

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'I suppose you see things like that all the time?' 'No,' says the sonographer

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

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Why making children living in care homes leave when they turn 18 needs to change

For most teenagers, turning 18 is a cause for celebration, but for those living in care homes, it means suddenly having to make their own way in the world

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'Don't be silly, this is London, no one speaks to anyone'

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'Russell Brand's over there, I don't want to see him'

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's parental leave: 'Who will die?' my daughter asks. 'Maybe it will be you?'

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

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