April 2017
Short story competition 2015 winners announced

My Child magazine2015 short story competition


We are thrilled to announce the winners of the seventh annual My Child/Parenting Express short-story writing competition. This year we experienced a few hiccups and we’d like to thank the initial short-listed nine entrants and especially the final four for being so understanding and accepting of our revised circumstances. Thank you also to all entrants who gave their hearts and souls in their writing – we enjoyed reading every single story and it’s always a hard task trying to pick the final few. Congratulations to the four wonderful winners listed below!

Winner 2015:

Runners-up 2015:


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“I value every precious moment with my children – or at least I try to.”*

Living in the moment is such an integral part of being a mother. The world rushes by, and so does their babyhood, despite all that relishing, savoring and devouring. Watching some home videos of my three-year-old as an infant and toddler, I found myself enraptured, remembering those blissful times (clearly blanking out the bleary-eyed exhaustion). Even now that we are well out of the baby years and immersed in more challenging times, I take the time to pause, be still and cherish.

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* by Anne‑marie Taplin, author of Being Mummy