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: "My friend tells me Geordies hate people from London"

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

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: Last night we finally watched the last episode of The Sopranos

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

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: These quietly happy moments are the true make-up of family life

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

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: My mum tried to engage our reluctant Nigerian taxi driver in political debate

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

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: My four-year-old was sobbing at the injustice of pass-the-parcel

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

Chartlotte Philby's Parental Leave: Somewhere between London and Toulouse, I appear to have become quite drunk

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

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: He failed to mention that the journey would be eight hours

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

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'So I'm not a grandpa but I am a sister?' my daughters asks

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

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'I just want a hamster because I like dinosaurs,' she says

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

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